I think this topic is fitting for today, a day we pause to remember the moments of September 11, 2001.
While in Baltimore in June, I visited the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland. The base is made of white marble to support three twenty-foot-long steel artifacts, twisted and torn columns from the Twin Towers in New York City. It is a reminder of the sixty-nine Marylanders who lost their lives that day. As I stood in front of the monument and thought about all that happened on 9/11, including the heart-stopping trials of my family—my mother, sister, and niece were flying that morning to Japan, and their plane was forced to make an unscheduled landing—parents and children stopped along side of me to gaze at the memorial.
But you ask, what does that have to do with Feeding America?
Memorials are reminders to us and our children about our history and culture. 9/11 is the perfect example of how we came together as a country. As Aristotle said, our children hold our future in their hands.
Our children are the foundation of tomorrow. Basic necessities in life are the foundation in which we build up. Yet, in a land of plenty, the facts about hunger are startling. September Is National Hunger Action Month. Notice the word “Action.”
Do you know the facts about hunger in America? Take the quiz and discover your knowledge on the issue. QUIZ
Want to know more about Feeding America? Here’s a place to go for information.
Also, The Food Network is showing orange and sponsoring the No Kid Hungry campaign by offering orange items for sale. 100% of the sale price of the items will be donated to No Kid Hungry: Sunglasses, Tote bags, T-shirts, Wristband, and Hats.
Want to find a local food bank near you? Here’s how: http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx
There are other ways to give back to fight hunger, the ones I have noted are just few. I hope you will join me in supporting National Hunger Action Month.