We read more about poverty, hunger and the plight of children around the world than we do in our own country. Even now, when things are getting worse. More families in shelters, more kids homeless, more people on food stamps, this problem needs everyones nickels and dimes just to get through this next year.
The folks at Share our strength do a funding drive to help local shelters and organizations feed hungry kids in America. The event(s) is called "The Great American Bake Sale." It is easy, they give great online and offline tools to make sure that people are successfully empowered to get involve and make a difference. And it is nationally organized but locally effective.
I wrote about it on Budget Artists. You can read more there or go straight to the source and sign up.