Blog Action Day: Poverty

Poverty is not something I talk very much about on Blog Well Done, but given the importance of Blog Action Day, I thought I would take a moment to discuss it.

As my friend at the Peanut Butter Project has rightly said, it is difficult to eat well when you are in poverty.  This statement hits close to home for me since I am a food blogger and I play with food all the time.  I play with food while others starve because they fell on hard times or were born in a country where food is not bountiful or where it is hoarded by totalitarian governments.

Don’t get me wrong, I love food blogging.  I love cooking.  I love watching the look on people’s faces when I feed them good, but after only the briefest self-reflection, I cannot help but wonder I am not part of the problem.

I am going to continue doing what I can.  I need to keep feeding money into my Kiva account, which I use to help others create food across the world.  I beg you all to do the same.

I have also thought about volunteering to help teach others how to stretch their food dollar to provide better nutrition.  Maybe it is time to stop talking about it and start doing it.  After all, the only way to end this problem is to do something about it.

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