Remembering That Not All Plates Are Full Today

| November 24, 2010 | Comments (0)
When you reach for that second helping of sweet potato casserole later today, take a moment. Put your fork down and think about all those who are homeless and hungry, and for whom today is no different than any other day.

On this day of full bellies and second helpings, it’s important to remember that many in America go hungry every day.

Before pulling up a chair to your holiday table, take a few seconds to donate to one of the many Chicago Area Food Pantries, or simply pencil in a morning next week to donate a few hours of your time to sort donations into care packages.

Just as the holidays are the happiest time of year for many, they are also an incredibly difficult time for others. With just a little effort, we can do so much to help. Nearly 678,000 people relied on the Chicago Depository last year for emergency and supplemental food. Hunger is here all around us in Chicago.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

I hope your day is filled with second helpings of turkey with all the trimmings and glorious drooling naps on the couch. That’s certainly what I hope to be doing!

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About Chefdruck: Vanessa Druckman (@Chefdruck) is thrilled to be an editor of the Chicago Moms blog. She is a French Foodie Mom to three little monsters who drive her to the brink of sanity by claiming to prefer Kraft mac and cheese over the real deal. Her husband's job recently relocated their family from the New York area to the Midwest, and Vanessa has been busy exploring the region. When not throwing her kids in the back of her dirty minivan to check out markets and farms, Vanessa blogs about cooking and parenting at her blog Chefdruck Musings and writes about books and the stuff in her life at Chefdruck Reviews. She is also a cooking and parenting freelance writer for a number of publications and websites. View author profile.

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