April Food Day 2010

I just wanted to drop-in to let anyone know {who hasn't already heard} about April Food Day & how they can help & donate to Feeding America.  As bloggers & readers we are a huge group with the potential to really make an impact on people's lives.

Here are some facts: 
-One in eight Americans now rely on Feeding America for food and groceries.
-Thirty-six percent of the households served have at least one person working.

-More than one-third of client households report having to choose between food and other basic necessities, such as rent, utilities and medical care.
-Feeding America food banks provide food and groceries to 33,500 food pantries, 4,500 soup kitchens and 3,600 emergency shelters.

Our family will be celebrating Easter with a big meal this weekend, and the Feeding America iniative was an important reminder/ wake-up call for me that there are others who need our help & who don't get to just sit down to a huge family dinner when they want to.  If we all donated even just a little bit, we can help so many people. 

To donate go here

Feeding America's website
For more information check out the The April Food Day Blog.  
April Food Day is organized by the generous & well-loved blogger Meg Fairfax Fielding of Pigtown Design(email: mfairfaxf@juno.com) and Chris Cox the editor of Easy and Elegant Life  (email: editor@easyandelegantlife.com )
Have a safe & happy weekend everyone!!


Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

great initiative!
Happy Easter

Tina said...

Thanks for bringing this to our attention Lauren. I am in Australia so will be checking out if we have something similar, because I would assume that our nation's circumstances must be similar to yours. Wishing you and your sweet family a wonderful 1st Easter with little Justin ~ Tina xx

Pigtown-Design said...

Thanks so much, Lauren!

Happy Easter!