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Dine Out for No Kid Hungry in September

September 4, 2015 3 Comments

Dine Out

Dine Out

During the month of September No Kid Hungry is sponsoring a drive with participating restaurants in the US.  Each restaurant decides how to reward the customer for donating.  Since we are regular restaurant patrons we like to enjoy  a good deal and contribute to a group effort to feed the children of America when this opportunity presents itself.  Some places offer gift cards for future visits, others match the patron’s donation.  To find restaurants near you, and learn what the special offers are go to No Kid Hungry.

This year the restaurant most appealing to our palettes near home is Romano’s Macaroni Grill.  We have enjoyed meals at this well run chain very much in the past.  Both my carnivore craft beer drinking partner and my vegetarian cocktail drinking self have plenty of choices on the menu.  They make fresh pasta, and I remember the pizza is good too.   The offer they are making for the entire month is excellent.  What is not to like? Take your friends out to eat this month. Every dollar raised helps feed a kid up to ten meals.  Everyone needs to eat.  For some of us it is much easier than it is for others.  Please help end childhood hunger in America by patronizing great restaurants this month.

No Kid Hungry Dine Out

No Kid Hungry Dine Out

Fill the Plate for Hungry Kids

November 25, 2014 1 Comment

Thanksgiving SOS

Thanksgiving SOS

This year No Kid Hungry is prepared to provide 100 holiday meals for every $49 donated. They use volume and organization to be very cost efficient, but they are also supported by large food companies. This nationwide effort is a system to end childhood hunger, which is much more common than most Americans might believe.  If we start to consider the amount of waste and overindulgence set to transpire this week ( and last for some time) we might carve out $49 from our budget to feed children who do not have much security in their lives.  I don’t know how much you can afford, but I know all of us are on one side or another of a great divide. The disparity of wages, privilege, civil rights, and dare I say, justice, is a major freak out.  The symbol of children going hungry while some spend with lavish abandon is an embarrassment in the United States.  It represents the worst of what we have allowed to happen to our society.

We can freak out all we want, but that is an unhelpful response to our crisis of inequality.  Unless you are yourself in need of assistance (and sometimes even if you are) there is something you can do to be of service to others on earth. You can bring the gift of a smile if that is all you have to give.   You can volunteer or quietly help someone you know is in need.  An easy way to participate in the big feast of Thanksgiving is to be sure hungry kids have a seat at some table and something to eat.  Bon appetite, gentle readers.  Pass the equality, please.

Fill the Plate

Fill the Plate

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