Share our Strength
You and I have something in common, and that’s a love for food. We eat food in the morning, in the afternoon, and at night (and often in between). Did you know that there are almost 17 million kids in America that face hunger everyday? Children who face hunger are more susceptible to weaker immune system’s, stomach problems, headaches and cold’s. Share our Strength is an organization that is dedicated to end childhood hunger in America. They organize many events and maybe some that you’ve heard of on the Food Network like the Great American Bake Sale which is a national campaign that mobilizes share our strength and spreads awareness by having Americans host bake sales in their communities. Many things can cause hunger. It can be due to households that are below the poverty line, single parent families, or even food security problems such as not having the money to put food on the table. Another one of Share our Strength’s events that help this cause is called Taste of the Nation. Each Spring and Summer this event brings together some of the most creative culinary minds from across the nation. Chef’s such as Emeril Lagasse to Top Chef judge Tom Collichio (2010 James Bear award winner) donate their time to prepare tasting’s that will raise money from Share our Strength. This is a fantastic charity and an issue that should be more recognized. Fortunately, JeremyCooks has been asked to take part in this event! This upcoming Thursday the 13th I will be going to the Fort Lauderdale convention center to meet and interview some of the great Chef’s who have given their time for this cause. I’ll taste the food and maybe even get to cook a little, this is such an honor and really exciting!!! Share our Strength’s goal is to end childhood hunger in America by the year 2015. So I’m asking all of you to roll up your sleeves and cook up your own way to help end childhood hunger. Stay tuned for a blog and Cookisode of Thursday’s Taste of the Nations. Keep on cooking
Click here for ticket information as well as a list of participating Chef’s and restaurants.
Posted by Jeremy Salamon