You know I love being silly, but I’m going to get serious with you today. I’ve got an important issue I want to bring to the forefront. I’m not going to rant or rave (this time). Instead, I’m going to be calm and collected, which is so unlike me. I do promise to be short, and hopefully this will be completely worthwhile, so please bear with me.
I mentioned Food Deserts a couple of weeks ago and one result of these places is we have a lot of nutritionally hungry folks in America. Don’t get me wrong we’ve got plenty of food, but the quality can be ‘eh at best or even dismal in some areas.
I’m extremely fortunate because I don’t live in a food desert, and I do have access and the means to enjoy fresh, local produce, but being fortunate doesn’t mean I can turn a blind eye to the problems with our current food culture. That’s not my style, and if I want change, and I do, I’ve got to do something to promulgate that. If you’re interested, check out this site, Food Bloggers Against Hunger.
It calls for us food bloggers to band together for the cause and all do a post on April 8th regarding hunger. Pretty simple, yes? You can even do a post with a recipe creation, using pantry staples and $4 or less. Talk about challenging, but I know we’re not a group to shy away from those, so I urge anyone who is even remotely interested to check this out and consider hopping on the Fight Against Hunger Train. It’s just one day.
Is this a cause that’s important to you? Have you ever been impacted by food deserts or been forced to go hungry (and I don’t just mean hangry because I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there)? If your food options were limited to those in the picture above, what would you do?