Celebrate Food, but Remember the Hungry

Most every day in April is a “National” day celebration of some type of food – snacks, main courses, or deserts – whether consumed everywhere in the nation, or specialties of one or another region in the God-blessed USA.

Take a look at the list below. Consider including in your day’s meal a dish being celebrated that day. Or, try something for the first time just because it has its own special day. Of course, if the day’s choice happens to be something you simply cannot deal with, fuhgeddaboudit!

  • April 1st was National Sourdough Bread Day
  • April 2nd was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Day
  • April 3rd – National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • April 4th – National Cordon Bleu Day
  • April 6 is National Caramel Popcorn Day
  • April 11 – National Cheese Fondue Day
  • April 12 – National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
  • April 16 – National Eggs Benedict Day
  • April 19 – National Banana Day
  • April 22 – National Jelly Bean Day
  • April 24 – National Pig in a Blanket Day
  • April 26 – National Pretzel Day
  • April 27 – National Prime Rib Day
  • April 28 – National Blueberry Pie Day
  • April 30 – National Oatmeal Cookie Day


Finally, give serious consideration to contributing to your local food bank, and/or to making donations to reputable national or international hunger relief organizations. Statistics point to one of eight people in the United States are struggling with hunger.

Four below are examples – no endorsements intended, of hunger relief organizations rated high in accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator.

  • Feed the Hungry, Inc. – rated 96 / 100 for accountability and transparency – spends 98.6% on programs;
  • Food for the Poor – rated 97 / 100 for accountability and transparency – spends 95.8% on programs;
  • Feed the Children – rated 96 / 100 for accountability and transparency – spends 90.3% on programs.
  • Feeding America – rated 97 /100 for accountability and transparency – spends 98.5% on programs.


Photos in public domain except pigs-in-a-blanket:
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/daxiang/19023485/ stef yau]


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