April 27, 2009
No Food 4 You
Over this past weekend I took the “No Food 4 You” challenge. I’d heard about this wonderful campaign to help raise awareness for childhood hunger through my amazing friend Judy at No Fear Entertaining. The challenge entailed having our last meal at noon on Friday and then trying to go without eating again until breakfast on Monday morning. The reason? Far too many children eat the majority of their meals at school and when school isn’t in session these children are left to fend for themselves. Often times this means a weekend without food for them. Can you imagine?
Judy and I both made it through the weekend without eating, but I tell you it was really difficult. The first day wasn’t so terrible, but as the hours stretched on it got to be downright torture and I am an adult! I would think it would be a million times harder for a child to go through this. And what happens to these children during the summer when there is no school and no lunch and breakfast programs running? Scary thought, isn’t it?
Many of us are blessed with enough. Enough for all our basic needs and enough to have a bit extra. I hope you will consider donating some of your “extra” to fight childhood hunger. You can donate to your local food bank or soup kitchen or to the group that I participated with this weekend.
Donate to CCMI (The group I worked with) here: http://www.ccmileecounty.com/schoolbackpackprogram.html
Or Nationally here: http://www.strength.org/