if you didn't see this yesterday, check it out...reminds me of the old tony campolo ...people are more upset by the use of a cuss word than by the fact that people are starving to death...go to ONE campaign and sign the petition...i know, i know...congress is stuck in the mud...but every voice matters...
for me, beyond clicking on a link, or sending money, i'm using october to become more aware of how i view food...i live in the land of food and wine, truly a land flowing with milk and honey. it seems everyone here is involved in some form of growing, producing, selling, cooking, etc food and wine.i also live in one of the wealthiest parts of the nation, if not the world...the cars that drive down highway 29 daily prove my point...so i'm learning to look and see and to be aware of all of this and how it affects me.the blessings and the curses of the plentythe blessings and the curses of being surrounded by foodi'm practicing living into the blessing and being gratefuland attempting, and still failing at, not over buying at the market, not wasting food that i buyrealizing that so many people go hungry every night and so many people are struggling in MY town and in OUR country just to put food on the table.as i like to say...we all can begin with baby steps.
so go sign the petition
then do your own search of how you might help out in your neighborhood ...in napa valley there is a campaign 10-10-10...give 10 dollars to your local food bank, donate ten healthy food items to your local food bank, and then invite (facebook/twitter/email) at least 10 friends to join you!
World Vision reminds us that " More than 24,000 children die everyday — most from preventable causes such as hunger, malaria, diarrhea, measles, and pneumonia."
check out World Visionhow you might help globally with the current food crisis in africa. and as we make lunch, dinner or reservations...let's be grateful for the people who grew the food, for the people/person who fixed the food, and for the fact that we have food at all.