5. Give a working mother the night off: The Alexandria House is a Koreatown adjacent transitional shelter for women and their children "moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing." As part of their commitment, residents are asked to make dinner for everyone else, once a month. You can call ahead and offer up your time and skills to give someone a night off to spend a little more time with their families by helping make the meal instead. The best part? The kids who come in and ask to help and then hug you for saying yes.4. Deliver food to the housebound: We recently told you about Project Chicken Soup, an organization that makes and delivers food to people living with HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses. If you are on the Westside, call ahead and find out how you can help. 3. Pick some fruit: Food Forward has been committed to Fruitanthropy since their inception in 1999. That is the picking, donating or distributing of fruit for humanitarian purposes. You and a group -- or your own group -- will be organized to glean citrus or other fruit from local trees, which is then brought to food pantries. 100% of what is picked goes to feed the hungry.