Coconut Island Bread For A Great Cause

A while back while I was on vacation,I was approached by SunshineMom if I wouldn’t mind being tagged for the Breadline Africa Charity Project. All you know I am notorious for not following up with tags or memes. It’s not that I don’t appreciate or acknowledge them, It’s just catching up with all and trying to just keep up with the business/hobby of blogging. I feel this is an excellent way to redeem myself. I first heard of this charity from Jeanne.For more information on Breadline Africa click here. I realize we are all pretty much strapped and pressured this holiday season. And in the Food Blog world you will find a lot of appeals , some more established, and some new ones to raise awareness to world hunger.All are excellent and each and every donation is appreciated. Africa is particularly close to my heart , because I am of African origin. My father was Nigerian born. While my fathers family is considered pretty well off and prominent,I still consider my blessings on the advantage of being born here in the United States. There are just so many things we take advantage of here. Whereas in many parts in the continent of Africa , life is a daily struggle. So while I worry about my stack of bills, payments on the German luxury car, debts, mortgage,etc., some are worrying about where their next meal is coming from, medicines, and basic human rights. We all have our struggles , but put in a proper perspective we need to start counting our blessings and imagine how our lives would be in some truly trying conditions. Case in point, look at President Elect Barack Obama, and how the media pulls distant relations from Kenya out of the woodwork. They are quick to show the disparity between his upbringing and opportunity to his half siblings and cousins. A simple twist of fate determines so much.The African diaspora has always done what they can to support their brothers and sisters back home.You cant turn your back to it and yet unfortunately you can’t help everyone and solve all the world problems. But I believe in the small things and giving what you are able to. And giving can be done in so many ways…

“The Blogger Bake Off is an online campaign that challenges bloggers to get involved by baking bread, and then acting by donating to end poverty. And then, challenge their readers and five other bloggers to do the same. With the money raised, we will be supporting grass roots community projects aimed at ending poverty and hunger in Africa. We’ll be placing container kitchens, vegetable gardens and more in poor communities, sending emergency food relief where needed and helping these poor communities to help themselves.The rules for bloggers are outlined below:

If you are tagged, copy and paste the rules into your post.

Bake bread, do something you wouldn’t normally do, and blog about it. Upload your picture and recipe.

Give dough, donate to Breadline Africa and help us end poverty.

Tag five bloggers, and ping us so we know you’ve done so.

The person who raises the most funds will get to name a Breadline Africa community kitchen and win $500 Amazon Vouchers. There are also three minor prizes of $250 Amazon vouchers for people who receive the most votes in the following categories: Most Unusual Recipe; Most Nutritious Recipe and Most Traditional Recipe.”

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