At the start of each new year, I reflect on many things, including how fortunate we (and our family and friends) are to have a safe and warm place to live and nutritious food on the table.
The Perfect Pantry always holds enough food to feed our family for a few weeks, though toward the end, those meals might get a bit weird. And while the occasional "I'm hungry" can be heard, especially in the hour before dinner, the truth is that we are not at risk of hunger. We are only at risk of crankiness.
For more than 17 million children in America, the risk of hunger is real, and the physical and psychological effects can last a lifetime.
Here's how you can help end childhood hunger by 2015:
Go to Share Our Strength to learn more about childhood hunger in America.
Then, please go to No Kid Hungry and join Jeff Bridges, the Voltaggio brothers and me in taking the pledge.
And if you want to do more, share this post and others like it on Facebook and Twitter, and email to your friends.
Thank you so much. We can end childhood hunger in America. We can do it, together.
Happy new year to all.
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