April 1, 2009


Well, the day is almost over and I think I can say that the first annual April Food Day, Bloggers Fighting Hunger, was a huge success. And it is all thanks to our fellow bloggers and all of our readers and to my partner-in-crime, Chris at Easy & Elegant Life.

At last count, we had 115 blogs who participated. Of course, these are just the ones we know about, and there may be many more out there that we don't know about. If you posted and your blog doesn't appear on the list on April Food Day, let me know, and we'll add it.

Bloggers who posted ranged from the traditional design/decor blogs to southern prep and hospitality blogs to the Blume Library's blog. We were mentioned on the weekly Food Chat on the Washington Post and on Dining @ Large in the Baltimore Sun, and on the Huffington Post. Bloggers in England, Scotland and France, as well as our neighbours to the north in Canada, all wrote about April Food Day. Some people just posted the logo and the links and others told personal stories of volunteering at food banks or having to use one.

Unfortunately, I don't know that we'll be able to find out how much bloggers donated, as there was no way to flag our donations. Also, some people linked to their local food banks for their readers. Regardless, I know that we all made an impact by raising both money and awareness.

Thank you very very much to each and every blogger who posted and to each and every person who made a contribution.


  1. Meg, thanks for your creativity in organizing such a meaningful event. Congratulations on its success -- I know you've made a real difference. Hope it will be an annual thing!

  2. Kudos for a great idea and well executed plan. That logo was all over the place today and it was an honor to participate in what I hope becomes annual event.

  3. I am still getting comments on this including this just in:

    kob said...
    You are right about how fast ruin can visit. I read Hemingway in bad times because its toughness comes from war and Depression and it carries a damaging code: You win; somebody's got to lose, and only suckers worry. My favorite is To Have and Have Not. Charity is a way to keep from having a hard heart.

    He wrote:

    He would not need to worry about what he had done to other people, nor what had happened to them due to him, nor how they'd ended; who'd moved from houses on the Lake Shore drive to taking borders out in Austin, whose debutante daughters now were dentists's assistants when they had a job; who ended up a night watchman at sixty-three after that last corner; who shot himself early one morning before breakfast and which one his children found him, and what the mess looked like; who now rode on the L to work, when there was work, from Berwyn, trying to sell, first bonds; then motor cars, then house-to-housing novelties and specialties (we don't want no peddlers, get out of here, the door slammed in his face) until he varied the leaning drop his father made from forty-two floors up, with no rush of plumes as when an eagle falls, to a step forward on to the third rail in front of the Aurora-Elgin train, his overcoat pocket full of unsaleable combination eggbeaters and fruit juice extracters. Just let me demonstrate it, madame. You attach it here, screw down on this little gadget here. Now watch. No, I don't want it. Just try on I don't want it. Get out.

    3:40 AM

    Also, another one of the DC Bloggers set up her blog as well:


    This was a wonderful way for all of us to start the month. The power of blogdom.

  4. Meg, thank you for your tireless efforts and your follow up. I know that you are just as overwhelmed as I at the response.

    Now NEXT year....

    Best always,


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