Friday, April 15, 2011
Helping the HungryPrint this post
As someone who loves to blog and share recipes with people around the world, it's become more and more of an issue for me to be aware of how important it is that while we journal about the world of "perfect food" that we also remember the massive amounts of people who need our help every day just to survive on ANY kind of diet. If anyone has been catching the recent Anthony Bourdain episodes like this one from Haiti, or the one from Nicaragua, you can't help but notice his changed tone this season. He brought up a great observation about the strangely screwed up dichotomy that's come out of the growing food blog and celebrity culture in the last few years: On the one hand we have never paid so much attention to cuisine in the media and social circles, taking great care to talk about it and share our love of food knowledge. And then on the other hand, we have a massive problem of global starvation that needs our focus more than ever. With everything that's been going on in the world, from poor government policy, to recession and natural disasters, charities need more money and better ways of allocating the funds than ever.
So basically I just want to encourage any one of your out there, that if you have any means to give to charity a few times a year or more, please do, and even volunteer if you have the time. Here are a few links to help! And on a side note, texting donations often take longer than simply sending a check or doing it through a website.
Thank you for listening.