Wednesday, April 1

April Food Day

Photo by Dorothea Lange

I will readily admit that I often get caught up in a case of “I want and I need” when authoring a blog called All the Best each day. It’s far too easy to covet a beautiful Goyard handbag or pine for new carpet. However, I am quick to remind myself that millions of people would like to have a job, a roof over their head and dinner on the table. This instantly seems to put everything back into perspective and serves as a reminder to be grateful for all that I do have in my life.

Responding to a growing concern and the recent economic downturn, the editors of Easy & Elegant Life and Pigtown Design have joined forces to create a blogger action day which they've called April Food Day.

I am asking each of my American readers to consider donating whatever you can afford to Feeding America (formerly Second Harvest), a national food bank with 200 member banks across the country. This is the official recipient organization of the project.

Every dollar you contribute provides seven meals or 10 pounds of food. A $25 gift provides 75 meals. If each of us who writes a blog will ask our readers to contribute, imagine the difference we can make in our communities.

In the United Kingdom you can make a donation to Action Against Hunger, an international, non-governmental, non-religious, non-profit organization with programmes in 43 countries.

For over 25 years, Action Against Hunger has been at the forefront of the fight against hunger and was chosen by Cartier as the benefiting charity for the launch of their Love collection in 2008.


Photo by Dorothea Lange:

Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895 – October 11, 1965) was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the tragic consequences of the Great Depression and profoundly influenced the development of documentary photography.

10 comments:

pve design said...

We both selected works from Lange in our posts. To me her work says so much. You posted so eloquently about "April Food Day." I hope we can all join as one to make a difference.
pve

SIDD said...

Excellent post, and an entirely worthwhile initiative.

I've just re-posted the basics on our own website in the hopes of getting the word out to a few more people.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Great post Ronda!

Debra said...

Wonderful post- and heartfelt photo. Giving 'food for thought' a whole new meaning.

Sabina said...

Absolutely wonderful post!!

:)

selina said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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ALL THE BEST said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words and support of this great effort.

Patricia, I thought about Lange's famous photo (on your blog) earlier in the week and the saw that you used it as well. Great minds!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Thank you very much Ronda. You are very much one of the best.

Anonymous said...

And if you have a couple hours, go downtown and work a bit at the food bank, the soup kitchen or the homeless shelter. Looking into the eyes of those you serve is an experience you won't soon forget. A good experience.

fun2think said...

good post mom I love u for posting for a charity by