Tag Archives: feeding the hungry

Soup Swap Cookbook – Service + Minestrone

Soup Swap Cookbook – Service + Minestrone
When I ran my mobile cooking school for children, my absolute favorite classes revolved around community service.  My students and I did lots of events in our community to raise funds to fight hunger and to support homeless organizations. Soup was a type of meal that we could all consistently rally behind.  It was always warm, nurturing, and seemed like the closest thing to getting a hug, from the inside out. Get Social Since soup brings me feelings of do-gooding nostalgia, I was thrilled...

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Season of Giving – Service Activity for Kids

Season of Giving – Service Activity for Kids
The changing of the seasons felt so sudden here.  One day, it was 85 degrees and we were practically sweltering, and the next, we saw our breath in the early morning.  The leaves are changing colors and floating to the sidewalk below.  And seemingly out of nowhere, pumpkins have given way to turkeys and glittery lights along rooftops. In classrooms, there is talk of pilgrims and Native Americans - but it would be a gift if there were also talk of inequity and hunger.  We see the bounty of...

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Fancy Food Show - Project 7 Is My New Favorite C...

My head grew dizzy as we walked the aisles of the Fancy Food Show a few weeks ago.  Samples of chocolate were followed by samples of cheese...and then maybe some hot sauce, chips and beer.  There were foods in all shapes and colors, along with whiz-bang marketing campaigns intended to catch the eye and draw us in for a taste or a marketing spiel.   Maybe that's why the understated and tasteful Project 7 booth caught my eye. This is one of the most generous companies I have ever seen.  Project...

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Plant A Row For The Hungry: Teaching Kids to Sha...

As the temperature outside begins to warm, families head to their local garden stores in droves for gardening materials.  While many people are eager for bright color after a dreary winter, others are enthusiastic about growing their own produce.  These days, in particular, people grow their own food to reduce grocery costs.  But gardening with your family has other benefits, too. [caption id="attachment_993" align="alignright" width="157" caption="Magic Beans"][/caption] It is an opportunity...

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Food Drives – Anyone "Can" Do It!

Once you have forgiven me for the horrible pun in the title of this article, hopefully you will continue to read about a simple way that anyone "can" help the hungry. This, the third article in my series about helping others through food, features some wonderful efforts in my town to feed the hungry in our own backyard. Food Drives are quite commonplace, and for good reason. They are simple to implement and have the potential to feed a lot of people. Enter any grocery store worth its salt during...

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Getting Food to the Needy

On Blog Action Day, I wrote about how wonderful it would be if there were an organization that picked up leftover food from weddings and other special events and delivered it to the needy.  Lo and behold, I found one called Food Runners that operates in San Francisco. Food Runners picks up excess perishable and prepared food from businesses such as restaurants, caterers, bakeries, event planners and hotels and delivers it directly to shelters and neighborhood programs that feed the hungry.  It...

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Feed 100 Bags

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you have probably noticed that I have been spending a considerable portion of my energy lately thinking about kids, food and community service. Sustainability is also very dear to my heart, and when I learn about an organization or project that combines all of these concepts, I simply feel the need to share. The Feed 100 Bag is made from organic cotton in a fair trade factory. The sales of each bag yield enough funding to provide free school lunches to...

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