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hunger has no place at the table

I’ve been watching my Twitter feed scroll by for the past week filled with descriptions of what people are making for Thanksgiving. When the majority of those you follow are food bloggers, it makes for some delectable tweet streams around the holidays. But I keep my distance from the dinner menu delirium because I’m not a traditionalist and we typically forgo turkey and friends in favor of a simpler meal. I’d rather spend my day outside skiing or hiking than inside preparing a giant meal that makes me sleepy. The thing is, I have a choice. There are a lot of people in this world who have no choice what they eat and even worse if they eat.

hunger is a reality for millions in this world

Last Thursday was my friend, Jennie Perillo‘s birthday. Jennie is so witty, smart, beautiful, hilarious, and kind. The woman has a heart of gold. On her birthday she emailed her friends and asked us to join her in closing the hunger gap – be it locally or globally or anywhere in between. Jennie is supporting Share Our Strength with a donation.

Yes. Yes, of course. For me, with the luxury to choose what I eat on this Thanksgiving holiday and on every day, I also choose that someone else shall not go hungry. My hope is that my contribution to The Hunger Project will help find a sustainable solution to ending world hunger.

And you can join us. Donate to an organization of your choice or one that we are supporting. Visit Jennie’s site to find other participating food bloggers.

Thanksgiving is about what you are thankful for… and giving thanks. Thank you so much for reading.

11 nibbles at “hunger has no place at the table”

  1. kathy says:

    Jen: Thank you for sharing your love of photography and cooking. I always take away a laugh or two and some beautiful visions of nature.

  2. Jennie says:

    Jen, you’re words are so kind and sweet, and thanks for your post today. I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of someone’s generosity such as this. Happy Thanksgiving my dear pal. Miss you.

  3. Debbie says:

    Thanks for reminding us of what Thanksgiving is really about. We all have so much to be thankful for……thanks for your great blog. I so enjoy reading it and looking at all the lovely pictures!

  4. Mollie says:

    Well said. clicking over now…

  5. Nichole Nurenberg-Miller says:

    thanks for the sunshine this morning, jen!

  6. Sharlene says:

    Beautiful post. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Jaya says:

    What a great post. One of the big things to be thankful for is the joy and privilege of giving. This is a great post and great initiative. Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Sil says:

    You´re so right. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Tina says:

    Thanks for the share, this is lovely!

  10. Susan: My Food Obsession says:

    That spread looks amazing!!!

  11. jenyu says:

    Thanks to everyone who went and found a charity (any charity of your choice) to donate to :) xo

    Jennie – anything for you, especially on your bday :) xoxo

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