April Food Day, which was created in 2009 by bloggers Pigtown Design and Easy & Elegant Life as a way to bring a bunch of bloggers together to raise awareness - and money - to help make a dent in hunger.
April Food Day's official charity designee is Feeding America, the leading hunger-relief charity in the U.S. Feeding America works with food banks across the country, helping purchase food and fundraise on a national level, among other things. To donate directly to Feeding America, click here.
Of course, Feeding America isn't the only worthy food-related charity out there. Here in Baltimore, the Maryland Food Bank and Moveable Feast both also do a lot of good work. And April Food Day isn't so much about giving to one group as it is about raising awareness (and money) to fight hunger on a national and global scale.
So if you can, please consider giving something - time or money - to help. The people who write - and read - food blogs are lucky. Food is fun for us, a hobby or a profession. We get to enjoy it...and that's because we have enough of it. Fighting hunger as a part of April Food Day - and beyond - brings us closer to the point when everyone will have "enough."