We’re getting ready for April Food Day 2010, and in anticipation, I set up a special gmail account, and sent out about 240 e-mails asking fellow bloggers and other friends to blog about it, or tweet, facebook or e-mail about it. Of the e-mails I sent more than 160 were returned! Apparently, if you have a new account, you can’t send more than one e-mail at a time, and you certainly can’t add an attachment!
After several hours of screeching frustration, and then finding out that the gmail account changed all the settings for my blogs, I deleted it. What I had wanted to do was this:
- send a reminder to everyone to post about April Food Day on April 1
- give everyone the specific April Food Day link for Feeding America, so donations can be tracked
- give everyone the logo for April Food Day 2010
- ask for your support for this project
A year after we did the first April Food Day, the issue of hunger in America is still as desperate as ever. People you know - your neighbours, your relatives and your friends – are visiting food banks to help make ends meet. People who never in a million years thought they’d have to get food are visiting food banks. And the food banks are more stretched than they’ve ever been.
Chris, the editor of Easy & Elegant Life, and I would really appreciate your support on this project. Last year, we had 150 bloggers post something, and we’d love it if we could double that number this year.