During the holiday season and the cold winter months, please think of those who need help obtaining food, our most basic need. Local food banks have been hurt greatly in the past year due to stalled federal legislation (the Farm Bill). In addition, there has been an increase in need. More people need help putting food on the table, due to the economy and the mortgage crisis. This year is different and consider this a call for help: The food banks are empty!
In New York, the Food Bank for New York City, and City Harvest are excellent charities that supply food banks and soup kitchens for hungry New Yorkers. Other tri-state area charities include: Action Against Hunger in North New Jersey and FoodShares in Connecticut.
You can find a local charity or food bank in your town, or contribute to food drives nationally, through either America's Second Harvest or Share Our Strength. There are even virtual food drives. Find a way to make a difference this holiday season. Don't "almost" give. Give.
Wishing a Happy and Healthy New Year to All!
This blog will take a holiday break and resume in January 2008.