In the meantime – and in keeping with the Thanksgiving theme of, um, giving thanks - here’s something free and easy you can do to help the more than 12 million children in America who are at risk of hunger.
If you know a neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker who’s standing up to be counted in the fight against hunger, go here to nominate them as a “Champion against Child Hunger.” For each submission received before January 22nd, ConAgra Foods (the brains behind Chef Boyardee and Orville Redenbacher) will donate $10 to Share Our Strength, a national organization that works tirelessly towards an America in which no child grows up hungry. They still have a long way to go, but they're making a valiant effort.
Five semi-finalists will win $500 cash and a matching donation of $500 to Share Our Strength. The grand-prize winner will win loads of goodies including a three day/two night trip to New York City, a tour of the Food Network studios (Sandra Lee is the national ambassador of SOS), $1,000 cold hard cash, and a $5,000 donation made in his or her name to Share our Strength.
Something to, um, chew on, no?