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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Food Day: Bloggers Fighting Hunger

Did you know that...
  • One in eight Americans are at risk for hunger?
  • Four million Americans receive assistance from Feeding America each week?
  • Children who are hungry have slower emotional, social and educational development?
  • Millions of elderly Americans go to bed hungry every night?

So many people who never thought they would need food assistance are now asking for help from their local food bank. They have lost their jobs through the massive down-sizings and layoffs. They have exhausted all of their resources. Elderly people on fixed incomes are finding that costs are out-pacing their incomes.

It has never been more important to support causes like these; so many people are pulling back from charitable contributions at a time when the need has never been more acute.  Please consider making a donation to your local food bank today.  You can find a local food bank through the Feeding America website.  Another option is to make a direct contribution to Feeding America through their secure website. Any amount would be sincerely appeciated.  Even a $1 contribution will provide 10 pounds of food and grocery items to men, women, and children facing hunger in the United States.

Of particular interest to me is the Atlanta Community Food Bank, an organization that I personally support with my financial contributions.  If you are from the Atlanta area, please consider a donation to this very worthy cause. 

Thank you to Meg from Pigtown Design and Chris from Easy and Elegant Life for coordinating April Food Day.

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.”

– John Wesley

7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this!

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  2. I was looking to see if it's only an american thing. Such a great idea, thanks for the informative post!

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  3. As many of us who have our own blogs and social network accounts as possible should be passing this on.

    It's a fantastic initiative.

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  4. What an important reminder, even giving a small amount can make a huge difference...donating or helping out at your local food pantry is also a great thing to get your kids involved in. Great post!

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  5. Wow, this really gives a stark picture of what's going on at the moment for you guys. I know this is happening in the UK too but probably more to people who were already on the brink of poverty rather than people who have lost everything...thanks for the post and telling us what's being done about it!

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