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.
Did you know that:
- Feeding America is annually providing food to 37 million Americans, including 14 million children. That means one in eight Americans now rely on Feeding America for food and groceries.
- Feeding America food banks provide food and groceries to 33,500 food pantries, 4,500 soup kitchens and 3,600 emergency shelters.
- 68 percent of pantries, 42 percent of soup kitchens, and 15 percent of emergency shelters rely solely on volunteers and have no paid staff.
Please consider making a donation to Feeding America, or your local food bank, assuming you are one of the lucky ones not going to bed hungry each night. Feeding America has set up a special URL for April Food Day so they may track how much we have donated.
This is the second year of April Food Day. Last year over 150 blogs participated. The organizers, bloggers Meg from Pigtown Design and Chris from Easy & Elegant Life, are hoping to double the response this year. They have also set up a dedicated blog for this cause here. Feel free to post on your blog, tweet about it, post on Facebook, etc. if you are interested.
Please help if you are able.