Friday, April 01, 2011

April Food Day

Yes, today is April Fool's Day. But more importantly, it's also 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."

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