I write near constantly about good food. The preparation of a meal, the gathering together of people to share that meal - even if it's just two - is crucial to the fabric of our daily lives.
That's why I'd like to dedicate today's post to the people who don't have enough to eat. For those people - many of them children - having a meal is about survival.
According to the NY Coalition Against Hunger, there are an estimated 1.3 million New York households without adequate food resources, and one in 5 children go hungry.
No one should go without food.
CAMBA, a non-profit agency providing services to connect people with quality of life enhancing opportunities, is conducting their annual food and book drive March 9-13. I urge all to participate in this life-affirming drive.
Food collected will benefit CAMBA's emergency food pantry - one of the very few that offers participants choice, the option to shop for what they need. Books collected will be distributed to the men, women and children living in the organization's homeless shelters.