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Working together, we can make a difference at the food banks across the country. Please help us!
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Today, I had all sorts of plans. My sister, Bird, and her family were coming into the city for the St. Patrick's Day parade, and my mother was going to join us after mass. But the weather today is pretty bleak, 40's and drizzly. So I did some errands instead and took a huge LLBean bag full of books and magazines back to Book Thing.As I was browsing, I found a copy of I Married Adventure. This time, I was a little more subdued and just did a little internal cheer. Following that, I decided to give it away to one of you as a thank you for reading Pigtown*Design. Just post a comment here by Friday, March 20, and Connor, the Wonder Dog will pick a winner. If you don't have a blog, please leave a name (you don't need to leave an e-mail address) somewhere so if Connor picks you, I will be able to identify you by something other than Anon@11:13!
March 14, 2009
Everyday, the news is filled with the dire news about the current economic climate and a lot of us use the blogging community to take a break from the constant drumbeat. However, we can not ignore the fact that friends and family members, and even some blogger friends have lost their jobs because of the recession.
Former advertising executive and editor of Easy & Elegant Life, along with fundraising professional and editor of Pigtown*Design, have teamed up to create a blogger action day on April 1, 2009, which we are calling April Food Day – Bloggers Fighting Hunger. We are asking our fellow bloggers to create a post about this project and ask each of their readers to make a contribution to Feeding America (formerly Second Harvest), a national food bank with 200 member banks across the country.
People who never had a worry in the world now have to think about where their next meal is coming from. People who never would have dreamt that they would need help are now showing up at the local food banks. But when they get there, the shelves are bare. There is not enough food being donated to meet the sudden rise in demand. There is not enough money to buy the food for the food banks. There is not a general understanding that food banks need help to help fill their shelves.
Every dollar contributed provides seven meals or 10 pounds of food. A gift of $25 provides 75 meals. If we all post together and ask our readers to make a contribution on April 1, we can make a huge difference in our communities.
We would like you to help in a few easy ways:
- Send this or a similar letter to your friends with blogs and ask them to send it to their blogging friends.
- Write a post, and we can help you with copy if you need it, and publish it on March 31 or April 1, asking your readers to make a contribution to Feeding America. We will provide you with the direct link to Feeding America’s donation page.
- Provide a link to our blog April Food Day and we will link back to your blog and your post about April Food Day.
We hope that you will help us help others. We know that this is a quick turn-around, but the need is great and the time is now.