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Around the world and across the country there is a tight knit circle of people working hard to simplify the lives of those in need.

In the true spirit of the holidays, Milkshake gives thanks to organizations like Full Belly ProjectFarm Aid and Feeding America for their efforts (and successes!) in feeding America’s hungry.

Full Belly Project provides molds and time-saving devices like universal nut shellers or gravity pumps to help farmers cut costs and ultimately be their own providers. When all the tools are in place though farms still need funding for their day to day efforts…enter Farm Aid.

Using their smooth tunes to help family farms prosper, Farm Aid is a collaborative of big name stars like Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews that puts on a yearly concert to fund-raise and serve food grown by the farmers themselves to the rocking crowd. All that produce also goes into the homes and stomachs of hungry Americans.

Feeding America brings food to nearly 37 million Americans, ensuring that no child or adult has to go to bed hungry. There are plenty of good causes to invest in, so why not invest in the ones that provide multiple types of growth: business, crop, and familial?

Food for thought.

Are you contributing to any food charities this holiday season?

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5:54AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Thank you.

12:28AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Thank you!

7:47PM PST on Nov 29, 2011

Right now I'm taking food to a guy that will soon be homeless. He has a dog and 5 kittens without a mother. He is a disabled vet and I'm doing all I can afford to help hin out. He has no electricity or gas, so he is left to the elements. He cooks on a grill outside with whatever wood he can find. The only problem is that I can't keep helping. I don't know what else to do for him

11:50AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

At my grocery store there are pre-bundled bags of food for $6 you can add to you cart. When you check out, you just drop the bundle into a bin. The store then sends all the food to the Food Bank. It's so easy. I try to buy one each time I go to the store.

1:31AM PST on Nov 25, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:30AM PST on Nov 24, 2011

What better day to respond to a story about food. A day in America where we will waste more food than we will consume.

I am a member of Farm Aid, and Feeding America, and I work to effect change in the very way that we think and act.

I believe that we are currently wasting up to 47 million tons of food per year, all of this, while we continue to do great destruction to our remaining farm lands.

Today, this day known as Thanksgiving Day, it should be renamed, The Day of Hope. A hope that we can come to place where we change our ways and work for a better future.

Just recently, the State of Alabummer passed a series of laws, of which they were quite draconian. Their message, if you are a person of colour, you need not be here, and I thought that we had already fought and won that battle. The civil rights movement, but this time the target was and remains, Latinos.

Why is any of this of any import, you see there is a man, a farmer who had 24 acres of ripe tomatoes that would see no pickers.
How did we get here? Just another story about Latinos and an another failed Federal Work Program.
The old program had worked quite well. When we gutted that program, few Latinos desired to return home, just to return for the next season and be faced with a litany of flaming hoops to jump through.

Yes, Farm Aid and Feeding America are important, just as our becoming better educated about this subject.
Food Responsibility, it is our responsibility.

8:28AM PST on Nov 24, 2011

What better day to respond to a story about food. A day in America where we will waste more food than we will consume.

I am a member of Farm Aid, and Feeding America, and I work to effect change in the very way that we think and act.

I believe that we are currently wasting up to 47 million tons of food per year, all of this, while we continue to do great destruction to our remaining farm lands.

Today, this day known as Thanksgiving Day, it should be renamed, The Day of Hope. A hope that we can come to place where we change our ways and work for a better future.

Just recently, the State of Alabummer passed a series of laws, of which they were quite draconian. Their message, if you are a person of colour, you need not be here, and I thought that we had already fought and won that battle. The civil rights movement, but this time the target was and remains, Latinos.

Why is any of this of any import, you see there is a man, a farmer who had 24 acres of ripe tomatoes that would see no pickers.
How did we get here? Just another story about Latinos and an another failed Federal Work Program.
The old program had worked quite well. When we gutted that program, few Latinos desired to return home, just to return for the next season and be faced with a litany of flaming hoops to jump through.

Yes, Farm Aid and Feeding America are important, just as our becoming better educated about this subject.
Food Responsibility, it is our responsibility.


12:41PM PST on Nov 23, 2011

This is a good movement. I try to help by contributing interesting food to our local food bank.

11:21AM PST on Nov 23, 2011

Considering the economic weather, these wonderful organizations
are more important than ever. I am able to give time but not
dollars this year.

11:16AM PST on Nov 23, 2011

Thanks Lindsey.

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