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This is a wonderful article published in National Geographic with beautiful images of people sharing food to bring connection, peace, joy, and so much more.
This WW1 photograph was published in a 1916 issue of National Geographic.
The article begins, “The sharing of food has always been part of the human story. From Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv comes evidence of ancient meals prepared at a 300,000-year-old hearth, the oldest ever found, where diners gathered to eat together.”
» Over One Million Meals Served One Week After Deadly Türkiye-Syria Earthquake
World Central Kitchen and its founder, José Andrés were on the ground shortly after the 7.8 earthquake that hit that area on February 6, 2023. They started immediately identifying local partners and setting up their relief kitchen.
Just over one week after reaching those devastated communities, they are providing more than 200,000 meals a day across the area.
» A 47-year veteran of Brooklyn’s Acme Smoked Fish says farewell on his final ‘Fish Friday’
This story is about a third-generation member of the family that founded the Acme Smoked Fish Company in 1906 in Brooklyn, NY.
Peace’s founder Jeff Marden says, “my family is several generations of NYC Jewish smoked salmon eaters. When my parents could afford it, it was on our Sunday morning table alongside the NY Times. This story makes me wonder how many times my family and their friends had eaten Acme’s lox. It’s a wonderful NYC food history story. I hope you enjoy it.”
» Army of Volunteers Showers First Responders With Food, Water
This is a touching story about the outpouring of support for the first responders searching for survivors of the Miami condominium collapse in 2021. Volunteers in the hundreds have been bringing food and cold drinks, day and night.
A pastor who has been working with victims’ families said that he has had heartbreaking conversations with loved ones of those dead and missing and that the outpouring from volunteers has reaffirmed his faith. “It gives hope for humanity,” he said. Read the full article.
» Muslim Charity Spends Holy Month Feeding The Homeless Every Night
This is a beautiful story about a volunteer-run food bank that hands out over 150 hot meals a night in Manhattan’s Herald Square. They are prepared as part of an initiative by Muslims Giving Back (MGB), a volunteer-run food bank and community assistance charity catering to homeless, immigrant, and low-income New Yorkers.
The director of MGB said, “Charity is more done for us… when we hand someone food, we don’t expect a thank you from them. We tell them thank you.” Read or listen to the full article.
These stories need to be told. The world needs to hear news and stories about healing and building peace — now as much as ever.