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Chocolate, white, milk, dark, in all its forms forms life. Chocolate truffles, caramels, and other confections are at the core of enjoyment. This is life by chocolate because death by chocolate is the wrong attitude.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Donate to Hunger, Leave a Comment, Feed the Hungry

I remember, back in the good ol' days, when I was working for Documentum before it got bought by EMC, before it went public, we participated in a food drive.

Documentum was going head to head with another older company who will remain nameless because I forgot who it was but it was probably Oracle, and our rep was talking to their rep and their rep was trying to console us saying that they always donated more than anyone and one day Documentum might come close to their donation..

Documentum almost doubled their contribution and we were just a little (50 people or so) start up. Ah, those were the days.

And in that spirit, please go to this site and leave a comment. Furthermore, Life by Chocolate is participating.

As food foodies, our passion is food: We cook food, eat food, think food and dream food, but there are people out there who only do those last two. Did you know that 1 billion people in the world suffer from hunger or malnutrition and about 24,000 people die every day from hunger or hunger-related causes? I plan to help change that.
What are you most thankful for? Let me know by leaving a comment below and I’ll donate a nickel ($0.05) for everyone that does. I realize it’s not all that much by itself, but my goal is to raise awareness and get other bloggers to join in and participate to help feed the needy this Thanksgiving. All comments posted on this post from now until Thanksgiving (Nov. 27th) will be counted and I will donate a nickel for each to The Hunger Site. Simply leave a comment below to tell me (and everyone else) what you are thankful for. Also, make sure to visit The Hunger Site and click on the “Click To Give” button to give for free.

If you want to participate: Post a similar post on your blog, link here, and include your post link in your comment below. Feel free to change the dollar amount per comment or even where you donate the money. I’ll add all of the participating sites below so be sure to link here so we can help raise awareness, show our thanks and help feed the hungry! Otherwise, if you want to pledge along with me, let me know and I’ll add your name to a list below.

Other Participating Sites.

Hopefully this childhood favorite will spur you to action! Leave a comment! The minimum I will donate is $100 but if this gets wildly popular I suppose I’ll have to institute a maximum.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my husband's bravery right now, my daughter's soulfulness, and your fair trade dark chocolate bars at Olive May in Princeton NJ.

November 14, 2008 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous News Online said...

Thanks for this article. Really make you think about how fortunate most people are and at the same time there are people starving. The holidays always bring people together to make someone elses better. Thanks!

November 15, 2008 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Mark by Chocolate said...

I am thankful as well. And thank you.

We have our holiday chocolate line out now.

November 15, 2008 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Mark by Chocolate said...

Thanks for the comments. I like to comment on other peoples comments. Please also see the link for commenting on other peoples blogs who are also participating.

OK. I'm donating another $.05 to the cause. Thanks for commenting.

November 15, 2008 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Gloria Chadwick said...

Thanks so much for doing this. I read Peanut Butter Boy's post and have also written a post at

November 18, 2008 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger The Peanut Butter Boy said...

I'm thankful for too many things to list, but I'm thankful we even have the ability to do this....hold a fundraising campaign over the internet via computers and leave messages for each other describing what we're thankful for. It's incredible.

November 18, 2008 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger ValleyWriter said...

I am most thankful right now for my incredibly supportive family & access to good medical care. It's not every day that someone with a potentially disabling disease says they feel lucky, but I know that I am!

November 19, 2008 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous chance said...

I am very thankful for my family! Without them I wouldnt have anything! Thanks everyone!!!

January 13, 2009 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Mark by Chocolate said...

As am I.

January 14, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

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