Feeding America

When I made a list of all the things I am thankful for, I forgot to mention one very obvious thing.  Food.  I am thankful for food.  It seems like a strange thing to be thankful for to those who don’t worry about where their next meal is coming from.  But for 1 out of every 6 Americans, it’s a sad reality.

Many of the Americans that are struggling with hunger are hardworking people.  Despite what you may think, hunger doesn’t just affect those that are homeless or out of work, nor does it only affect adults.  Children across the country are feeling the hardships of not having enough to eat.  More than 17 million children live in homes that are food-insecure.  This is not just a moral issue.  Without proper nutrition, a young person’s ability to learn and grow is hampered.  In fact, children who suffer from hunger are more likely to experience behavior and cognitive problems.

One organization fighting to end hunger across the country is Feeding America.   Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their 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.  They provide nutritious foods to Americans struggling with hunger through the assistance of 200 local and national programs.

There are so many ways to get involved, and there are so many ways to give.  Today, I have chosen to make a donation.  For every $1 donated, Feeding America is able to provide 8 meals to people in need.  But I need your help to make an impact.  For every hit I get on my blog today, I will donate $1 towards Feeding America.  So, get out there and pass this post along!

To learn more about Feeding America, check out this video

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10 responses to “Feeding America

  1. Congrats on using your site for such a worthy cause.
    Good luck as always,
    Luv ya,
    Alan Becker

  2. What a fantastic way to bring such an important issue to the forefront of peoples minds (especially at this time of the year). Its a sad and scary world we live in when so many ‘ordinary’ people are going without or wondering where the next meal is coming from when it is all humans basic rights. I love when I find a blog that shares things that aren’t just fashion or recipies – keep it up 🙂

    Anna xo

    http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

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