Food Friday

As you know by now, we are dedicating Food Friday in September as a platform for hunger awareness. It is Hunger Action Month and we live in the hungriest state in the nation. Working directly with the local food bank in various capacities, it has become a cause close to our hearts.

Hunger is a problem 365 days a year, but for one month it is the focus of much attention. This is evidence of it. I loved, loved loved seeing this on the Hunger Action Month blog. It actually made me tear up a bit and smile from ear to ear. I love my hometown and seriously dig riding this ferris wheel with my family.

“The lights of this Ft. Smith, AR Ferris wheel will remain orange all month long as part of River Valley Regional Food Bank’s Light Up Hunger food drive. The historic wheel, also known as Big Eli, is a San Diego World’s Fair relic. It can now officially add Hunger Action Month advocate to it’s colorful timeline.”

Like Eli, you too can get involved with hunger awareness and help 1 in 6 Americans:

1)Volunteer at your local food bank.

2) Make a financial contribution to your local food bank.

3) Lend your voice.

4) Tell your friends.

I sat in a club meeting a few weeks ago and realized one of our club members was dealing with hunger issues. It was humbling, to say the least. She admitted they had to go for assistance that week. So many Americans are living one paycheck away from being in need just like she was. We think it is not on our street, in our office or in our club….but it is.

My little foodie and I have so much fun in our kitchen. I am thankful it can be a fun place where he is not only fed physically, but mentally and spiritually. We are blessed beyond measure at our house and it is my goal to always teach my sweet boy to give to those less fortunate.

Monday we will wear orange to show we support fighting hunger…join us!

Pray for those who have empty bellies today and that someone will feed them

Abby

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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