Stop The Hunger Pains

With Thanksgiving upon us, we've officially kicked off the holiday season: tinsel and lights, scary Santas at the mall, and excessive eating, resulting in tryptophan-induced food comas. But, while we're all carb-loading tonight on candied yams and stuffing, take note that a mind-boggling 49 million Americans -- including 17 million children -- are going hungry this year. That is simply unacceptable. Here are two National organizations that make it easy to help:

Meals on Wheels helps feed men and woman who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or at risk by delivering healthy meals to their home. Find a local program near you to contribute.

There's also Feeding America whose mission is "to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger." Locate food banks near you, and discover ways to volunteer in your own community. Coolest thing ever: donating one dollar will help provide SEVEN meals to someone in need. How 'bout dem apples?

Happy Thanksgiving!