Take a cue from FEED Projects, the hunger-fighting organization started by Lauren Bush Lauren that organized a chic global supper party for World Food Day in the fall. With staggering stats in mind—such as 1 in 8 people go to bed hungry, and 49 million Americans are still food insecure—the group found a creative way to help those in need. Instead of a standard buffet meal or restaurant breakout dinner at your next faith-based meeting, follow suit and consider throwing a FEED Supper.
First, set up a fundraising page on the organization’s website and then craft a meal goal with your team. The dinner can come in any size (huge catered affair, campus picnic or intimate dinner party in a friend’s home, like the one pictured above). After you break bread, encourage guests to donate meals through your page on their smartphone and track the collective impact. You can purchase FEED Supper toolkits that include placemats and conversation starters from the site with funds going to aid the charity, or download free digital versions and print them yourself. Explore the group’s blog for hunger facts and DIY decorating ideas. At the end of the meal, close by celebrating the number of meals your supper provided by posting to social media with #FEEDsupper to raise even more awareness. How’s that for feeding your soul?