Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hunger Action Week

Hunger isn’t something that happens only in third world countries. In fact, the United Way of King County (UWKC) reports that roughly one in four residents in Washington state don’t have enough to eat.

To highlight this issue, the United Way is sponsoring The Hunger Action Week. The gist: to get people to live on $7 a day, the amount that food stamp recipients receive for sustenance. It’s what they call “an exercise in empathy.”

I’m traveling this week, attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. But last week, I took on the challenge for a couple days before I left. Try it yourself. Rummage your cabinets, “eat down” your fridge. Be mindful of what you buy and feed yourself and those around you. But more importantly, donate your time and money to help eradicate hunger. Tune in the United Way or your local food bank to find out more. And see what else is up this week on the United Way's Hunger Challenge Blog.

Tune in to see my recipes throughout the week.

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