This week, since I’m traveling, I didn’t have a chance to put together a newsletter. But, since traveling involves a lot of waiting around, I did have a lot of time to reflect.
I’m incredibly fortunate. Every week I get to write about food as politics, food as culture, and sometimes food as art. Right now, for millions of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, food is terror. Will they get some today? Will they find more by the time their supplies run out? Is this safe to eat?
That’s why I just donated to the Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico, and I’m asking you to join me.
Not only am I asking you to join me, but I’m also offering a special deal for Snack Cart readers. I’ll match any donation you make up to a total of $200. Donate and forward me a screenshot of the email receipt, and I’ll reply with a match. If we all chip in, that’s $500 (The $100 I just gave + your $200 + $200 match) to the food bank of Puerto Rico.
Donate now, even $10, and see your donation doubled.
There are a lot of larger funds and organizations, but Lin-Manuel seems to have their back. Once this crisis is over, local organizations will pick up the slack. Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico will need all the money they can get to rebuild.
As I said, I’m lucky. I have a great job and do this newsletter for fun. If you’ve ever clicked a link or laughed at once of my jokes, I’m hoping you can find a few seconds and a few extra dollars.
P.S. There’s no deadline on this, so even if you see this next week and donate, send me the receipt and I’ll match it.