Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Simple Things Anyone Can Do To Lessen World Hunger


There are many things we all can do to lessen world hunger. You don't have to have much money- every little bit makes a difference! You can make a huge difference just by planting an extra row in your garden for your local food bank or soup kitchen. When you show up with an armful of zucchini they won't close the curtains and pretend they aren't home like your next door neighbor will!
The Cooperstown Farmers Market collects extra produce from the farmers at the end of each market to take to our local food bank.
It's amazing how quickly the wagon fills up! The fresh veggies are much appreciated by those who can't afford them.
Below are some links to learn more about what you can do.

To find out about the Plant a Row for the Hungry program-
http://www.gardenwriters.org/gwa.php?p=par/index.html
For free seeds to plant to feed hungry people in your neighborhood-
http://www.humeseeds.com/free1.htm
To help feed a hungry child-
http://www.unicef.org/
To find a food bank near you-
http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx
For more info on hunger around the world and here in the US and to read more blogs on this issue-
http://www.bloggersunite.org/event/unite-for-hunger-and-hope

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