The first week of June is packed with opportunities for community service and activism. This Saturday, June 2, is LA Works Day here in Los Angeles. And Tuesday, June 5, is National Hunger Awareness Day.
To find local events marking Hunger Awareness Day in your area, go here. There's something called "Wine.Dine.Donate" happening in Los Angeles on June 7 (and in 4 other cities next week). It sounds pretty cool. For only $100/person you get to eat at Table 8, a very snazzy restaurant, and the donation goes to America's Second Harvest. The event is sponsored by Epicurious, one of my favorite places to find recipes. Or, for no money at all, you can help out at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank on June 2.
There are also individual ways to mark Hunger Awareness Day, laid out here. One way I might participate is to write letters to my senators and congresspeople about important hunger-fighting legislation. And, I suppose I am sort of "raising awareness" through this blog (for those two people who read it anyway). Many people also fast on Hunger Awareness Day, which is something I'm looking into. It might be a good way to raise my own awareness and also collect some donations. I'll think about that.