4/8/13 Food Bloggers Against Hunger


Millions of Americans who participate in the nation’s food stamp program are limited to an average of $3 or $4 per person each day to supplement their food budget.

What would you do if you were hungry? I can’t imagine the suffering of so many mothers going to bed at night wondering if tomorrow they’ll be able to feed her children.

This is a horrible realty in many parts of the world unfortunately.  That is why I would like to support this wonderful initiative that’s trying to bring awareness to this situation and offer at the same time a few ideas.

We all should try to do something to help fight hunger, all around the world. I know that this campaign is targeting hunger in America, but I’ll like draw attention to my country situation.

In Panama, about 4 out of 10 people live in total poverty (36.8%) and 16.6%, of the total population, lives in extreme poverty. In rural indigenous areas, almost all of its inhabitants are poor (98.4%) and extreme poverty is 90% of the population.

Charity is not enough, we need to get involve and donate a bit of our time to do something good for the people in need around us. Remember that “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty”.

Mother Teresa

The only way for hunger to be eliminated in America is if policies change, so it’s important we make our voices heard.

The goal of this campaign is to inspire action, so please do one or both of the following suggestions:

1. Take 30 seconds and send a letter to congress asking them to support anti-hunger legislation. The more letters we submit, the better!

2. See the film either in your city or on demand through iTunes and Amazon.

Here’s the trailer:

Here is my roundup of budget-friendly recipes. None of the following recipes exceed 4$.

Spanish tortilla
Spanish tortilla
Ham Croquette
Ham Croquette
Black eyed peas
Black eyed peas

For other budget-friendly recipes, please visit Hot, cheap & easy. Natalia was a good soldier and posted her recipes early this morning.

Let’s get involved!


30 thoughts on “4/8/13 Food Bloggers Against Hunger

  1. Excellent post. Our student council runs regular food drives at my school and I volunteer whenever I have the time at a homeless shelter. I personally believe that you can be forgiven many things and turning a blind eye to lots of stuff. But not eating your fill while people in your neighborhood starve. Or worse, ignoring someone desperate enough to beg for food on the street.

  2. This … is a fantastic post and it’s a massive issue for bigger parts of our world.
    I just wonder why we have to through all those billions on .. getting out in the space .. when people goes hungry in our own towns in villages. I know this is not the right forum .. but it make me so angry. I have a friend that works in soup kitchen 2 times per week, I helped her over Christmas … I will help her more frequent.

    1. I ask myself the same question. We have all these problems HERE why waste limited resources going out THERE. Surely the need for survival should trump the compulsion of scientific enquiry.

      1. We can’t live out there anyway … let us solve all the problems on earth first … then we can play around with stars and planets.

    2. Thanks Viveka! Yes I’m afraid our priorities are all mixed up in our world… But maybe with initiatives like this one things will change. Let’s hope! 😉 good talk between you too, btw 🙂

      1. I think it’s all up to us .. to make governments look at things that is most important – we have the power, but we have to be united. I have my doubts because too many of us .. only look after ourselves or doesn’t what to rock the boat that is so comfortable for us.
        That is why screams like yours are so important.

  3. A thought provoking post, Giovanna. I volunteered at a food pantry and most people just don’t realize how many in this country go to bed hungry every night, the majority being children. It’s appalling!

    1. It is terrible John! But I’m glad that there are people like you, Natalia, Adrian… that are involved in trying to change this situation. One by one we are going to change the world! Well, at least try to 🙂
      Thanks a lot for your comment!

  4. Thought provoking…very sad that people in the world today are still going hungry. There is an American programme in which a guy tries to eat the biggest or most of something and it makes me feel physically sick to see someone behaving like this and so offensive when there are people who have empty bellies. Disgusting.

    1. Hola Tanya! Si, creo que lo he visto alguna vez haciendo zapping… Es una situación terrible, pero a pesar de la magnitud del problema, muchos gestos pequeños pueden suponer un cambio.
      Gracias por tu comentario 🙂

    1. You are right! It is clear that food blogging is in many ways a luxury. That is why initiatives like this one is a good way to bring us back to reality…
      Thanks a lot for your comment 🙂

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