Food bank holds Black Friday event for people tired of shopping

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Black Friday has become a parody of consumer culture

Black Friday is an interesting phenomenon in U.S. culture, when people forego sleep to tussle over big screen TVs. This annual event has become a widely-parodied example of the worst elements of consumerism.

Solution: Use the opportunity to encourage people to do good

An Indiana food bank is appealing to the better angels of our natures by inviting locals to spend an hour or two packaging meals for the hungry. In a single day, the food bank can prepare 20,000 meals and raise thousands of dollars.

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