Apparently the city is "cracking down" on food sharing, the city's commissioners passed a measure last month that requires feeding sites to be more than 500 ft away from each other and 500 ft from residential properties and only one group is allowed to share food with the homeless per city block. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, there has been a 47% increase in the number of cities that have passed or introduced legislation to restrict food sharing.
There is something wrong with this world. I don't care what religion you are (or aren't) when there is a person who is hungry as a fellow human being we must help if we can. The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members.
So I read the article and got angry and then I thought OK use that anger and do something. I was headed out to run some errands and I thought I'd pick up some food for my local food bank and donate it in Mr. Abbott's name but I am also hoping you will join me so together we can make a bigger impact!
The Food Bucket Challenge (sort of a play on the ice bucket challenge)
- Fill a new bucket (or box, bag, whatever) with non-perishable food, no set amount, whatever you can do.
- Take a photo of your donation.
- Put it up on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest and tag it #EggfaceFoodBucket so I can see it. Put a link to this blog post to get your pals to join in. I'm hoping each person can get at least 1 friend or family member to do it too. Not on those social media sites or don't get the whole tagging thing you can email me the picture or message me the photo on The World According to Eggface Facebook page.
- Donate your items to whoever in your local community is taking food donations or if you personally know of a person or family in need give it to them.
Little bonus: I'll add all the Food Bucket Challenge photo participants names to a hat and draw one photo on November 30th and send that random person a special thank you care package (contents yet to be determined but it will be fun I promise.)
I hope you will join me!
Find a Food Bank in your area.
Find out more about Arnold Abbott's non profit charity "Love Thy Neighbor"
The article I read this AM that made my blood pressure rise.
Some other fun projects we can do together:
Donate Your Pounds
Make Blessing Bags