This holiday season in Salt Lake City, many groups and businesses have been involved in philanthropic efforts.

Among them, Eat-a-Burger, a Salt Lake-based restaurant chain, donated its products and services to the children of the Salt Lake Transient School in an effort to make yuletide a bit brighter.In charge of a luncheon held earlier this month was Bruce VanderWerff, president of the restaurant company.

VanderWerff said he believes such activities are an excellent way to pay back the community for supporting local merchants.