Friday, January 02, 2009

Support Project Feed Me


One aspect of food and eating that I rarely write about is the fact that many people in this country and elsewhere go hungry because they're poor. Now an enterprising group of Syracuse University freshmen is trying to do something about that.

Project Feed Me is designed to not just feed the hungry but to inspire young people to get involved with community projects. The group's founder, Patrick J. Alvarez of New York City, has organized turkey dinners in Harlem, banquets, and basketball tournaments. Now the group is looking for the next level of support, including corporate sponsors and partners, volunteers, and donations.

You can do something to help right now with just a click of your mouse. The group is in the running for a grant from Best Buy.All you have to do to help it win one is click here every day and vote for Project Feed Me. You'll also find out about some of the other cool projects up for grants, and since you have to vote for 2 every day, you'll have a chance to support some other groups as well.

My metaphorical hat's off to Mr. Alvarez and the rest of the PFM group, for doing more than sitting around talking about it. They're walking the walk. Give them a hand, won't you?

2 comments:

Di said...

What a fantastic project! I hope you don't mind, I'm going to borrow this concept for my own blog post - this charity deserves as much attention as it can get!

Harriet said...

Of course not, Di! The more the merrier!