While lurking on the South board at Chowhound.com, I came across this thread, in which a few generous folks--Fluffernutter among them--make a list of hunger-fighting organizations that could make good use of your end-of-the-year charitable contributions. Second Harvest, St. Luke's Community Center, Martha O'Bryan Center, Nashville Urban Harvest and Bethlehem Center all make the list.
Personally, I'm impressed by Second Harvest's Backpack Program, which sends inconspicuous knapsacks of food home with students who otherwise might not have anything to eat over the weekend or school holiday. I'm also encouraged by the number of people I hear lately participating in the Campus for Human Development's Room in the Inn, a network of congregations that provide food and shelter for people in need during the winter months.
If, like the person who started the thread on Chowhound, folks were to come upon some extra cash this season, where could they donate it to help feed the most people? If the extra cash never materializes, where would you recommend compassionate people donate their time and energy?