Posted by: gargupie | June 2, 2010

Eat for a Good Cause

When a natural disaster occurs, there are several ways for us ‘pedestrians’ to contribute and help out  – monetary donation, physical volunteering or the easiest of all is to participate in a fundraising…such as a food fair.

Non-profit organizations usually hold food fairs to fundraise money for their causes.  While I wish I could volunteer on site, sometimes that option is just not possible…

I am always amazed at how small community could get together and organize special events to help out people from their home countries. Although living in the US, they have not forgotten their root and still appreciate the fortunes of living here. The Moegyo Humanitariann Foundation was founded in May 2008 with 15 volunteers from the United States of America, Thailand, Australia and Myanmar to assist the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma) back in 2008. Through monetary efforts, they hope to relief some of the victims’ needs.  Since then, they hold an annual food fair, featuring unique and ethnic eats.  This is better than the mundane street fairs of hot dogs and cut-up fruits because I know my food spending is used for a good cause. Besides, I get to learn a few culinary ideas as well. 🙂

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Responses

  1. Thanks for raising awareness — this is an amazing cause to support.

  2. I feel a lot of sympathy for the people of Burma; (as well as the people of Gaza) and anything done to alleviate their suffering is important and should be supported.


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