Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Twelve Days of Yule: Day 1, December 21

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Image from
Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin

This one is all about food. Both partridges and pears are edible - what could be more abundant than having both! Food is such a basic need, and food insecurity affects millions in the US alone. Contrary to popular belief, folks in rural areas are twice more likely to go hungry than folks in cities. I will leave it up to you to find the exact numbers of people without enough to eat. The fact remains there are too many.

The double benefit of groups like Feeding America is the amount of food waste they prevent. By recovering perfectly consumable goods along the manufacturing and retail supply chain, we lessen our waste burden in addition to feeding folks. 
Win win!

Click here to donate.

Charity Navigator: four star rating (out of four)
There is also a national affiliate, and probably one for your area

Twelve Days of Yule = Twelve Days of Giving is a personal initiative by me at the SoMil Homesteader to bring some focus to a holiday about gratitude. I don't have any official connections to any of these organizations, other than being a very small donor. Peace out. 

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