I'M ENDING CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN AMERICA — AND YOU CAN HELP
Friends: I felt it appropriate that I launch my fundraising push for the 2017 Chef's Cycle on the eve of this Thanksgiving Day. On a personal level, this is my favorite holiday as it gives us an opportunity to show our gratitude for our lives, family and friends. If there's a day that has remained sacred and most true to its purpose, it's today. With that said, there are many, far more than you would ever hope to imagine, who are going to go without a basic meal on this day, let alone the feast that many of us will partake. 13 million of them will be children. I don't mean for this to be a downer, quite to the contrary. It's meant as a reminder that we can share with others who will go without. It doesn't take much; $1 can help up to 10, $10, will help 100, etc. It's a powerful way to share with those kids who go without 3 meals or even 2, let alone a bounty. So, I have roughly 174 days to raise $7,500. It's not much but what it will do, help to feed up to 75,000 kids, is, well, huge. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!