Thursday, July 28, 2011

Make a Difference

I can't just stare at the photos in the news of the starving children in the Horn of Africa and feel helpless anymore. I need to at least feel like I've done something to help.

And since this blog is (mostly) about food (and not always the food that's strictly necessary for living either), it seems apt that the United Nations World Food Programme be my donor recipient of choice for the next few months.

The life of my tastebuds as dictated by my cravings very often revolves around comparisons to dark chocolate, so do the maths with me here on this shock fact:

A 100g (3.5 ounce) slab of good quality dark chocolate
= ZAR 30
= USD 4.50
= 18 children fed 1 cup of food
(which is probably their only meal for the day)

Can you say frack?!?!?

Please consider donating, or at least grabbing the picture above and linking to this worthwhile cause.

And if I may ask a favour (from a South African to the great, big blog reader geographical world), if you do donate, please designate it to the Horn of Africa...the place where Mom's are relinquishing their dying babies on the side of the road, and militant rebels enlist children into their armies by bribing them with food.

Hey you still think we live in a beautiful world?