Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Easing Hunger

Thanksgiving conjures up notions of plenty: a board groaning under the weight of a well-won harvest. But this year's food shortages and economic downturns ensure that more people all over the world will go hungry.

Thick in the midst of planning our own celebration, I took time out to donate some of our turkey proceeds to Feeding America, formerly America's Second Harvest. This is a tradition for me, and I encourage folks from all over to reach out to the world's hungry and consider giving food, time, money to one of the many outstanding organizations dedicated to easing hunger. Food is a basic necessity as well as a basic comfort, and there's no better time than harvest celebration to extend a bit of that comfort to others. Now more than ever the world needs you.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008