The holidays are a wonderful and heartwarming time of year to reconnect to what truly matters - love, togetherness, friends, family, and giving. It is a festive time to celebrate our commitment to the people closest to us. For some however, it can be a time of stress, anxiety, and desperation. Families who live in poverty struggle all year long to provide food and shelter. With extra pressure to provide above and beyond during the holidays, it can be a disheartening and discouraging season for many less fortunate families.