Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A Day Without Food In Support Of Brown Bagging For Calgary's Kids
Many of you know that I am a proud kitchen volunteer and board member for Brown Bagging For Calgary's Kids ( BB4CK) and I am humbled every Monday morning that I get to help make lunches for needy Calgary school children. Even though I have been doing this for over two years, I still am moved when I try to imagine that there are kids in our city that go hungry everyday. When I talk to people about what BB4CK does, they are also shocked that there are thousands of kids that go without food in a rich city like Calgary and they always are looking for ways to help.
As part of BB4CK's tenth anniversary, the organization has laid out many different ways the public can get involved. This month, we have challenged Calgarians to "go a day without food" on January 24 and share their thoughts with everyone. While I understand that it may not be feasible to go a whole day with out food, many people have stated that they want to get involved by giving up one meal, their favorite snack or will attempt to go without something that is important to them for the day. What can you give up?
Here are my thoughts this morning....
If you would like to give it a shot, be sure to tweet (@brownbaggingit #bb4ck10for10 ) or share your thoughts on the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BB4CK ( The main website is www.brownbaggingit.org )