Wednesday, April 1, 2009

We usually call April 1st April Fools' Day and play a joke on someone, but this year April 1st is April Food Day. My blogger friends Meg at Pigtown Design and Chris at Easy & Elegant Life have organized this online effort to raise money to relieve hunger; they have created a blog about it here.

Feeding America is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Its mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

The Feeding America network provides food assistance each year to more than 25 million low-income people facing hunger in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

The recession has created a new wave of people in need. The New York Times recently published an alarming story about makeshift shantytowns rising up around the country. First-time requests at food banks are at an all-time high, but the shelves are bare. Corporations and foundations have decreased their donations, and individuals uncertain about their own finances have cut back on giving.

We are asking blogging readers to make a donation to Feeding America here, even if it's just a dollar or two. It will help someone get food to eat.

And that's no joke.


Pigtown*Design said...

Thank you so much, Bart!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Nicely done and thank you. You've helped to make a difference.