Before Justin Bieber became an international star, he faced a scary situation. Justin and his mom Pattie Mallette were struggling to get by and often needed help from a local food pantry.

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With the holidays approaching, Justin hasn't forgot about the hard times his family fell on to. Now, Justin is giving back in a big way. Justin donated $10,000 to the Stratford House of Blessing, a food bank in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario — the very same place Justin and Pattie once visited when they could barely afford to eat.

Justin has also made sure that a portion of the proceeds from his Christmas album Under the Mistletoe go to benefit charities like Make-A-Wish and Pencils of Promise.

When you hear stories about Justin Bieber growing up poor, how does it make you feel?

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