Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's APRIL FOOD DAY

Today is April Food Day and it’s no joke.


More and more people in our country are going hungry because they have lost their jobs, their benefits have ended, they can’t find a job and have no place left to turn but to their local food bank. But the nation’s food banks are stretched to the limit because of the increased number of people needing their services.

You might think that none of your friends are going hungry, but I read a comment on a piece NPR did about a photography exhibit about hunger in America, and think it could apply to any one of us:
…a dear friend and community member crossed over. At his one year crossing remembrance, stories began to come out and I realized with great sorrow, our friend went hungry. I feel sad when I think of it, that our dear friend who gave so much and was so generous in spirit and friendship was hungry and we never knew that. How did we not make it our business to know how it was with him we loved so?
Please make a donation to Feeding America, or your local food bank, and count yourself as one of the lucky ones if you’re not going to bed hungry every night. Feeding America has set up a special URL for April Food Day so they can see how much we’ve donated.

If you’re a blogger, tweeter, facebooker or have an e-mail list, please share this address. Let me know if you’ve posted about April Food Day, and we will add you to the list of participants on the April Food Day site.

Thank you very much.

11 comments:

Things That Inspire said...

Thank you for highlighting this critical issue!

Is there a link to the Feeding America url that you could put in this post - I have linked to this post, but perhaps I should link directly to the Feeding America url.

Things That Inspire said...

OK - I see it on the sidebar. Thank you!

Yanick said...

I posted on my blog! Thank you and bless you all!

Linda Merrill said...

I just posted this on The Skirted Roundtable - www.skirtedroundtable.blogspot.com

LoveFeast Table said...

We posted!
http://lovefeasttable.com/blog/april-food-day-2010/
Thanks for letting us participate!
~kristin and chris ann

Community Center of St Bernard said...

We posted too - thanks for organizing this! link

Amy & Jamie Nixon said...

This is such an important cause...I posted it on my food blog, and will follow with Facebook and Twitter...

Amy & Jamie Nixon said...

Leaving our link - http://projectchef.blogspot.com

Olive and Branch for the home said...

This is such a great cause. Thank you.

sinnlighet said...

Good morning,

Just want you to know that I like your blog.... a lot!!

I'm so happy for your comment on my Wabi & Sabi blog.

A small footprint from Agneta & Sweden again ;)

Beth Dunn said...

What a great cause! I'd love to get my children into one of those as a volunteer.
xoxo
SC