I'm super proud of a lot of things today - not an "I'm amazing" proud but an "I'm so blessed" proud 💜
I work for my cities Food Bank, and we see 22,000 people come through our doors every month. TWENTY TWO THOUSAND. In a city with a population of 271,000. That's nearly 10% of our population. It's ridiculous and terrible and sad. In a country like Canada this should not be happening. 😔
BUT despite that monstrous number, our city supports the Food Bank's work in such incredible ways that we can actually meet that huge need. While we pray always the need declines, we also give thanks to the volunteers, donors, community supporters, and staff for making meeting the need possible. 🤗
This evening we hosted a cocktail reception to thank all these people and I was lucky enough to contribute to the event by making some signs. This piece makes my heart smile a lot - not because of how it looks or what if says but because of who it was made for 💜
Yesterday we celebrated International Day of Peace by having a dedication ceremony for our two new peace poles. It was a special day for BHOB and we had a wonderful turnout - thank you to everyone who joined us. We are grateful to the Rotary Club of Tigard for sponsoring our symbols of peace. Our peace poles serve as a reminder for everyone who sees them to never stop visualizing peace or working toward it. #peacepole
A warm meal can make a world of difference. We know the importance of good healthy nutrition, that’s why we open our doors everyday at 6pm for anyone who is in need of a meal. #supportlocal#endhunger#roc
CBI Goes Orange by “Chomping Our Way Out of Hunger!” CBI has teamed up with RVK Architects and Lundy & Franke Engineering in the 2017 San Antonio Food Bank’s CANstruction project. Hosted by North Star Mall, this design/build competition is an Orange for Hunger campaign where architects and engineers showcase their creativity and also raise awareness and funds for hunger relief. Non-perishable canned food are used in the construction and are later donated. In 12 years, CANstruction® has donated more than 472,095 pounds of food to local food banks. Make sure to stop by North Stall Mall today and vote for your favorite!
@Regranned from @safari_heidi - Day 5️⃣ #yogaforafrica
Today we are already half way into this challenge and I'm loving all the words and poses and people so much 🙌🏾
#flipyourdog or #wildthingpose 🐕 in flip dog, both feet planted roughly parallel to each other with knees bent, and chest open more towards the ceiling. 💃🏻in wild thing, leg on the side of the lifted arm is bent with foot up on the ball or toes. leg on the side of base arm is straight with planted food angling outward a bit. chest is still lifted up but also open to the side a bit.
As you can see my feet are cut off in both pics so 🤦🏼♀️
Not really sure which one I even did 🤷🏼♀️ but I love this pose.... both of them.
I love the names and I love the way it makes you all opened up and feeling strong and vulnerable all at the same time 🌍
Sending prayers for strength and peace for the most vulnerable in our world 🙏🏽🌍💫🙌🏾
Check our @wfpusa to learn more on the biggest #humanitarian#crisis of our time 💔
Join us and spread the word.
Post a pose and send a prayer.
Thank you to all who have sponsored and contributed
And my partner in all of this @bloommedford and our sweet Kenyan yogi @nicole_lekky 🙏🏽
#bethechange#yogaforgood#yogachallenge#endhunger#theirfamiliesareourfamilies#iloveafrica#peace#strength - #regrann
We are feeling so #inspired this #GlobalGoals week!⠀
World leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, and they have committed keep their goal to end hunger by 2030.⠀
We recently worked with International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to bring their #EndHunger goal online. ⠀
IISD has a rich body of work on strategies to enhance food security and to advance sustainable agriculture. It includes an ambitious project to calculate what donors should be spending to end global hunger and how best to direct these funds.⠀
Check it out at https://sustainable-development-goals.iisd.org/SDG2⠀
When your staff works hard to end hunger.. You celebrate with @duckdonuts! Thanks for getting us pumped with these sweet treats and inspirational message this morning @manna_foodbank - we're gonna continue to crush this program and meet our hotel's goal of 5,000 meals this month!! #endhunger#makeadifference#travelwithapurpose
Based on data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) earlier this month, the 10 hungriest states in the U.S. are: Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, New Mexico, Arkansas, Kentucky, Maine, Indiana and Oklahoma (tie), and North Carolina.
A good job, access to health care, and a strong safety net are vital tools to #endhunger . Learn more. At bread.org #foodinsecurity
In lieu of Youth Sunday Night, Southside Youth & Families are invited to participate in The Crop Walk Sunday at 2 pm.
Meet at South Jax Presbyterian at San Marco at 1:45 pm & walk to raise awareness for the issue of hunger in our community.
UCOM will receive benefits from this walk. Bring a jar of peanut butter and a few dollars to donate to the envelope we are collecting.
$7 so far.. I would love to achieve the goal of $1,000, but even if I don't, every dollar counts and your contribution will not go unnoticed :) It is so fortunate that we have daily access to food and clean water, so why should people who are not so fortunate have to starve and drink dirty water? Please help me to make a difference <3 https://join.thp.org.au/fundraisers/monicawilliams
Our fourth course at the OnePlate Feast was created by @jessbutlerau assisted by @charlie.sartori 🌱 The dish was: Pork belly and crackling with root vegetables and Davidson plum chutney. Thank you Jess and Charlie for serving up a delicious dish and helping us to raise funds for sustainable food projects in the developing world!🌱
Day 7️⃣ #yogaforafrica#wheelpose
•Stretches the chest and lungs
•Strengthens the arms and wrists, legs, buttocks, abdomen, and spine
•Stimulates the thyroid and pituitary
•Increases energy and counteracts depression
•Therapeutic for asthma, back pain, infertility, and osteoporosis
I love this pose❤️ Thank you for joining us and doing your part to #endworldhunger
Thank you to @wfpusa for all you do across the globe on a continuous basis 🌍💫
Not too late to be a part of something good for Africa and the humanitarian crisis going on in parts of the continent 🙌🏾
Join us and together let's #bethechange
@bloommedford @nicole_lekky @safari_heidi
And a BIG thank you to @zendomarket who have been incredibly generous and supportive 🙏🏽
Hosting #fundraisers is common practice for nonprofits so they can continue serving their communities.
However, seldom does one get invited to a high end charity event where you feel a oneness with the purpose of the nonprofit and the community it serves and a strong desire to contribute.The annual event hosted by @ctxfoodbank in partnership with @oddduckaustin @jackallenskitchen @barleyswine with a significant contribution from @rideaustin was the type of event I would happily attend year on year.Hosted at the #foodbank this low key, high end evening with a family style service, made me as a guest, feel a oneness with the efforts of the organization .Keep doing your thing guys! #austin#texas#texasproud#food#endhunger#endhatred#media#rideaustin#food
🌸September is Hunger Action month.🌸
According to www.endhunger.org, 40 million people in the US are food insecure or hungry. Shockingly 133 BILLION pounds of food is thrown out every year (www.endhinger.org)
We, together, have the ability to come together to help just 1 person. It COSTS NOTHING to be kind. If you can't physically or financially afford to assist others in need, it costs nothing to provide resources. Call or see your local Social Services office for local food & meal distributions. 🌸No act of kindness is ever wasted🌸 ~Aesop
Believe it or not we all are 1 to 2 unfortunate circumstances away from being homeless or food insecure. 🌸Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up🌸 ~ Jesse Jackson
Don't forget that the Sikh temple as well as St. Vincent de Paul may also assist with meals and food distribution.
Across the United States & Canada dialing 2-1-1 or visiting www.211.org for assistance in connecting with resources. 🌸~To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the whole world~🌸 Unknown 🌸