Hungry Tonight? So are a lot of people.


We are departing from our normal topics to share something that is connected to a lot of what we spend time on retweeting on Twitter daily. Food.

We’ve retweeted several times about events related to the Food Bank NYC. Today, we are writing about it because we recognize how fortunate, how blessed we are daily. There is still time to get involved in Food Bank NYC, and we hope it will motivate more people to take the ideas to your own city and make those ideas unique to the needs and culture of what is going on where you live.

So what is the mission statement for Food Bank NYC? Their link, Food Bank NYC states it “works to end hunger and increase access to affordable, nutritious food for low-income New Yorker’s through a comprehensive group of programs that combat hunger and its causes.

What are some ways they are achieving this? They have had some outstanding fundraising events that you can see on the website. They include the Can-Do Awards Dinner and the Varli Food Festival, which we retweeted. (We would love to hear from some of you who were able to attend!)

Some other things they have incorporated can be done in any city, whether you live in a town of 50 or a city of 50 million. Be sure to look at their Pound for Pound Challenge, where donations go to the Food Bank. If you don’t have a food bank in your city, look into starting one or donate to the one nearest to you.

Other things? I translate it into one word: Education. Educating your government. Educating others. Maybe educating yourself. Myself.

One of my favorite people, perhaps the most inspiring of all, said this, “We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.” Stevie Wonder

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