Fighting Hunger, One garden at a time – Moms Fighting Hunger

Moms Fighting Hunger

Growing up, I never considered that my cousins were considered food insecure. I didn’t realize that the fruits and vegetables outside their house were there not because they liked to grow them, but because they needed them. To us as kids, it was fun to eat a raw tomato, or a guava, while running and playing in the mud. Years later, when I was in middle school, it dawned on me how much they needed this food.

These memories have stuck with me through the years, and I promised myself that I would also grow my own food and show my children the importance of sharing and teaching others, of self reliance, some science and some delicious fun.

That project is currently in the works with the help of Garden Planner. Let me start by saying this is my desired end result. Knowing that I’ll be eight months pregnant come March when it’s time to start planting…well, I’ll work on just the right side of the garden.

Check this out: Optimistic Garden.

AND!

Aside from the local food bank, I found other food pantries close by where we can take our planned extra using AmpleHarvest.

One of my friends asked how I would get Olive outside and involved. My plan is to start with while I work on my plan and the notes .

Once I have this garden up and running, I’m going to invite neighbors (especially those with other little folks) over to talk about “suburban gardening” and how to give back to the community. Seriously, there’s so much SPACE around here that could be put to better use. And why not like this?

Overly ambitious? Totally.
Highly optimistic? It’s how I roll.

I can’t feed all the kids and grownups in the world, but I can help feed a few and help others do the same. One small action can hopefully lead to something larger.

Moms Fighting Hunger is a group of bloggers (see below) committed to raising awareness about hunger by sharing concrete ideas that get entire families involved, especially children. Everyday this month, a different blog will share what they are doing to help end hunger, and since it’s a blog hop, YOU can join in and link up what you are doing, too.

September 8

The Good Long Road

Kids Stuff World

September 9

Kid World Citizen

September 10

Inner Child Giving

San Antonio Mom Blogs

September 11

ButeauFull Chaos

September 12

Bits of Positivity

September 13

LatinoAmeriGringa

September 14

Your Sassy Self

September 15

Not Going Postal

September 16

All Done Monkey

September 17

Multicultural Kid Blogs

September 18

Pennies of Time

September 19

Coffee Cups and Crayons

September 20

Red White & Grew

September 21

MomitForward

September 22

September 23

Edventures with Kids

September 24

A Thrifty Diva

September 25

Crafty Moms Share

September 26

The Pleasantest Thing

September 27

Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

September 28

Optimistic Heathen

September 29

Moments a Day

September 30

Kids Stuff World

AND

Info about Hunger Action Month:
http://feedingamerica.org/get-involved/hunger-action-month.aspx/

Information about No Kid Hungry:
http://www.nokidhungry.org

Information about Dine Out Week:
http://join.nokidhungry.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GADO_homepage

Moms Fighting Hunger Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/MomsFightingHunger

Moms Fighting Hunger Pinterest boards:

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