I may have an over-romanticized vision of the internet and how it might make the world a better place but I firmly believe that networks of bloggers can foster an idea, passing it from one group of readers to another -- a dozen here, a hundred there, then a thousand, then many thousands -- until there are enough people to take that small idea and make it an enormous action.
April Food Day is a simple idea -- if bloggers posted a link to a food bank charity and asked readers to donate any amount, even as little as one dollar (with which a food bank can buy 10 pounds of food thereby providing seven meals) collectively we could make an enormous impact.
With the rise in unemployment in this country, the need for food banks has never been greater, yet because of the economic uncertainty the country finds itself in, donations are down. As a blogger, or a reader, you can make a difference.
If you're a blogger, please add a donation link to your blog. (More about this at (http://aprilfoodday.blogspot.com/) To donate please go to Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest) an organization that funds food banks in every state and the District of Columbia.