30 Ways in 30 Days Hunger Action Campaign
1 in 6. Did you know that is the number of Americans that will struggle with hunger today? September is Hunger Action Month and Feeding America is asking all Americans to take action to fight domestic hunger. The need in this country is tremendous - but so is the impact that you can have.
Throughout Hunger Action Month, Feeding America's nationwide network of more than 200 food banks is calling upon communities to take action through the "30 Ways in 30 Days" campaign. Whether it's by advocating and raising awareness, making donations, or giving of your time and energy, find the way that's right for you to make a difference during Hunger Action Month.
About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity, their network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit Feeding America's Website.
Writing this post is just one of the things that I'm doing to fight hunger in America by raising awareness and passing along the information about how we can ALL help. Please join me by taking action - it doesn't have to cost you a dime!
Take The Pledge Today!
Feeding America is asking everyone to make a commitment to fighting hunger in America by pledging to take action. The food banks who get the most pledges by population percentages will win a truckload of food.
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The 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar - 30 Ways That Can Help
30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar
Atlanta Community Food Bank has put together a great calendar that lists a way you can help each day during Hunger Action Month. The calendar is available as a printable PDF and you can integrate it directly with your Google Calendar as well. The calendar includes ideas such as taking the pledge, volunteering at your local food shelf, sharing the campaign info on your social media sites, finding your local food shelf, planting a garden to donate veggies, and more.
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Homemade Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe
Frozen yogurt is a delicious and easy way to have a cold dessert with less impact to the waistline than ice cream. It can be made in so many flavors and personalized to every one's different tastes.
This blueberry frozen yogurt recipe is super simple and takes less time to make than it does to run to the local ice cream parlor. And I know it has less calories than my favorite gourmet cheesecake with blueberry topping!
Give this recipe on those hot summer nights when nothing else will do. Trust me... your family will thank you.
Easy Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe
How to make blueberry frozen yogurt
- 2 cups lowfat vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 pint blueberries, pureed and strained
Picture courtesy of sierravalleygirl on Flickr
- In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, milk and sugar.
- Mix until the sugar dissolves.
- Carefully add the pureed blueberries into the mix until combined.
- Add to your frozen yogurt maker and allow to churn for 20 - 25 minutes.
- Ripen in the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving.
NOTE - If you've got fresh fruit in your fruit basket, this is always better, but if you can't find blueberries that are reasonably priced, you can always use frozen whole blueberries as a substitute in this recipe.
Recipe courtesy of FoodReference.com
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Homemade Cherry Cobbler Recipe
Cherry cobbler is a great summer time dessert. It is a sweet and fruity dessert that is perfect for any family gathering. This easy cherry cobbler recipe would be a delicious pick to bring to a pot luck dinner.
The beautiful red color scheme of this dessert means that it would also do very well at a holiday gift and craft show or bake sale. You should probably make two because you are going to want to keep one. Trust me... your family will thank you.
How To Make Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler Recipe
- 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
- 1 cup Bisquick
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
- more sugar or cinnamon sugar, to sprinkle over dumplings
- whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
Picture courtesy of awhiskandaspoon on Creative Commons
- Spread pie filling in buttered 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Place in a cold oven; heat to 400° then continue to bake for 10 minutes. Remove baking dish from oven.
- While pie filling is baking, combine remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl; stir until well blended. With a tablespoon, drop dough onto hot pie filling (about 6 dumplings).
- Sprinkle each dumpling with a little more sugar (cinnamon sugar, if desired). Put casserole back in the oven and continue to bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until topping is nicely browned.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream of a dollop of whipped topping.
Recipe courtesy of Diana's Kitchen.