Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Food Day


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

Meg Fairfax


~Food banks are getting depleted, but are a vital source for those in need. Today is April Food Day in the blogging community and if you'd like to help, you can contribute here.

Thanks so much for your consideration!!
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  1. I just donated a few dollars, it is hard to think of people in our country going hungry. Thank you for your post.

  2. Something to think about, Judith. Thank you. Happy Easter

  3. Dearest Judith, you are always so kind and thinking of others outside of yourself...thank you. And I received the little is so dear. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. May this Easter be one of great joy for all, as I hope that our gestures can make a difference for at least one hungry person. Bless you, Anita

  4. Thank you so very much for helping with our effort this year!

  5. Back in the 70's, there was an older man called The Border Angel in Texas. He began feeding the poor from grocery store trash cans and leftovers after seeing a mexican man eating a banana peel he had tossed to the ground. He was so moved by the poor man's plight, he began a long movement to feed the hungry, until he died from cancer. It is sad to think, it is still going on worse today. Thank you for carrying on the grace of giving to the unfortunate.

  6. Love your blog, it's amazing!!

    Agneta, Sweden

  7. I wish you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple

  8. I always think of you, my friend. Stopping in for a visit is always a delight. Your little doses of beauty and thoughtfulness never fail to lift me up. Enjoy the weekend, Judith.

    Catherine xx


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