Friday, September 16, 2011

Food Friday

As you know by now, we are dedicating Food Friday in September as a platform for hunger awareness. It is Hunger Action Month and we live in the hungriest state in the nation. Working directly with the local food bank in various capacities, it has become a cause close to our hearts.

Hunger is a problem 365 days a year, but for one month it is the focus of much attention. This is evidence of it. I loved, loved loved seeing this on the Hunger Action Month blog. It actually made me tear up a bit and smile from ear to ear. I love my hometown and seriously dig riding this ferris wheel with my family.

"The lights of this Ft. Smith, AR Ferris wheel will remain orange all month long as part of River Valley Regional Food Bank’s Light Up Hunger food drive. The historic wheel, also known as Big Eli, is a San Diego World’s Fair relic. It can now officially add Hunger Action Month advocate to it’s colorful timeline."

Like Eli, you too can get involved with hunger awareness and help 1 in 6 Americans:

1)Volunteer at your local food bank.

2) Make a financial contribution to your local food bank.

3) Lend your voice.

4) Tell your friends.

I sat in a club meeting a few weeks ago and realized one of our club members was dealing with hunger issues. It was humbling, to say the least. She admitted they had to go for assistance that week. So many Americans are living one paycheck away from being in need just like she was. We think it is not on our street, in our office or in our club....but it is.

My little foodie and I have so much fun in our kitchen. I am thankful it can be a fun place where he is not only fed physically, but mentally and spiritually. We are blessed beyond measure at our house and it is my goal to always teach my sweet boy to give to those less fortunate.

Monday we will wear orange to show we support fighting hunger...join us!

Pray for those who have empty bellies today and that someone will feed them