Monday, February 12, 2007

Could NYC food bloggers help UNICEF?


I'm wondering if there might be a way for NYC food bloggers to help UNICEF and the Tap Project? Since the FBS has supported UNICEF's work in the past, I thought you might be interested in a new way to support UNICEF's efforts to help children survive?

On 3/22, World Water Day, UNICEF will invite diners from participating NYC restaurants to donate $1 for the tap water usually served for free. The funds collected will support UNICEF water programs, which provide safe drinking water for children around the world.

Food bloggers could help the program by asking restaurant managers to sign up to participate in this program, called The Tap Project. The more restaurants that participate, the more funds will be raised to bring clean water to children. Restaurants can sign up online. (This year, the program is based in NYC, but it will run national next year.)

Over 21% of children living in the developing world do not have access to clean water. That’s more than one billion people, or one in five children. Eighty percent of all illness and infant mortality is due to waterborne disease. Lack of clean water is the second largest killer of children under five.

Thanks for considering this,

Note: I'm the online marketing manager and blog guy for the US Fund for UNICEF, in addition to my food writing work. Sorry to bother you with a post that some may say is commercial, but I believe this is a relevant cause for our community and FBS has supported UNICEF in the past. It also might be of interest to the larger food blog world since several celebrity chefs are behind this program.

I checked in with Sam about this post and she was cool with me posting this to the S'cool. Hope you are too.

This Post was written by Chris from Apartment Therapy: Kitchen and Electric Stove

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