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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Food Day -- Bloggers Help

As you sow, so shall you reap.

In this time of economic turmoil, more families are relying on the services of local food banks to put nutritious meals on their tables.

Some members of the Blogging World have designated today as "April Food Day," and you can get more information and learn what you can do to help, by clicking here.

This will link you to the Bloggers Fighting Hunger site, with links to Feeding America, a nonprofit that assists community food banks across the country.

Closer to home, there are the local food pantries, often connected to religious communities. They are always in need of money, or non-perishable foods and staples.

We're all in this together.

Howard and I may have less than we had last year, in common with so many other Americans, but we have enough, and we are profoundly grateful to be so blessed. We try and remember that we are blessed, in order that we may in turn be a blessing to someone else.

Yesterday I posted about the "ghosts" in That Old House, and the traces of past occupants, including this word I found scratched on the wall in our cellar:


I don't know how it got there, or why, or when. But it sent a chill through me when I found it just yesterday morning; I'd never noticed it before. Hunger. Did some kid scratch it in as a joke?

Or was there a time when hunger stalked the people who lived in this house?
You know, I think I discovered this word yesterday for a reason, and the reason is April Food Day.

I hope everyone reading this has "enough," and never needs the services of a Food Pantry.
Thank God for the many people who give, so that our Food Pantries are there when needed.

-- Cass


  1. Oh my!

    That would be un-nerving, especially with the red paint (even though you know it isn't blood - it's still kind of scary).


  2. Great post.

    I love finding stuff like that, hopefully the people weren't hungry, though.

  3. If it were me I would be searching the background of the owners of the house. Now I know the agents don't have to disclose this information but you can search through records and get a history on it.
    That is really strange.
    Maybe it is a hunger for a spiritual felling. You just never know.
    We should be thankful for everything that we have in this time it could always be worse.
    Let me know if you find anything else out. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

  4. Great post - it's good to pause and think of what we can do to be part of a solution. We, too, have enough - and like you, less than a year ago. When I think of the people who don't have enough - of the children who go to school hungry and the mothers who will be feeding their children first and living off the scraps I worry about the future. Of course worry doesn't solve anything. We're better off to, as you encourage us - "try and remember that we are blessed, in order that we may in turn be a blessing to someone else"

  5. I think someone was locked up in that basement and you found their dying cry for help!!!! ;-)

  6. Thanks for coming by and entering my blog give-away.
    I hope the Food Bank gets a lot of donations form bloggers.

  7. Thank you so much for posting about April Food Day!

  8. This is such a great cause! I'm glad you posted about it because I'd never heard of it before.


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