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I make it a rule to avoid talking about donating to charity, but I have to make an exception this time.

The World Food Programme needs donations to help combat world hunger.

I've been listening to David Letterman lately, and he's really been on about hating Food Network and everything associated with the culture of excess of shows like Cupcake Wars and Man vs. Food (travel channel, but same diff). It came to a head last night with Rachel Ray on. Letterman went on a rant about it, pretty much eating up Ray's entire segment. Being as big a Food Network fanboy as I am, you'd think I'd be defending the shows, but I'm finding myself more and more on Letterman's side. Dave also said that he's talked with people from the WFP on the show, and he's learned that, of all the problems out there, like wars or AIDS or genocides, world hunger CAN be solved. We have the resources, we have the means to do it, and all that we're missing is the funding and the manpower, and both of those can be helped through donating to the WFP.

Look, I'm a huge, giant fat-ass, and I've eaten more than my fair share of horrible food, but there are 50,000,000 people in this COUNTRY that are going hungry, and $5 can feed a family of 4 for 4 days.

Maybe I'm donating in the hopes of getting Dave to shut up about this, but I'm donating to help people much, much less fortunate than me to eat. As a foodie, I know that the one thing that everyone in the world has in common is the need for eating food, and I honestly can't imagine what it would be like to not have adequate food due to poorness. I don't want anyone to have to go through that, and as long as I'm fortunate to have a few bucks I'm able to spend, I'm going to try to donate to help people have food to eat.

Thanks for reading, and I hope that you can find enough time and money to donate a little.
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