My Man, though ridiculously supportive of my recent obsession with flexitarianism, is a little suspect of the trend. Isn’t it more important, he keeps asking in response to rantings about the White House vegetable garden, to make sure that everyone has food to eat before we get so concerned about whether the food we are eating is organic? Isn’t some food better than no food?
He makes a good point, one to which I generally concede. For that reason, I’m very excited to have just learned about April Food Day. The purpose of the April Food Day blog is to educate readers about hunger, and encourage them to do something about it, especially donate to Feeding America. They note “Every dollar you contribute provides seven meals or 10 pounds of food. A $25 gift provides 75 meals.” Wow.
My Man is right. It’s easy to discuss the perks of various restaurants, but with the increasingly worsening economic slump, more and more people are finding themselves without employment, and without food. I don’t think there’s any debate that food is important. So, instead of trying to play April Fools tricks on everyone you meet, why not donate to Feeding America, your local food pantry or some other organization that’s working to fulfill this basic human need.