With many parents of school-age children both working outside the home, it can be really difficult to gather the entire family around the table at dinner time, or any time for that matter, especially now that school is in session and fall sports are in full swing, not to mention practices and homework. Wait, we’re supposed to eat together, too?
America’s pork producers are sponsoring National Eat Together Week, September 20-26, 2009, and have teamed up with a notable charity to help fight hunger in America.
To help get the word out, the National Pork Board has enlisted supermodel and celebrity mom of three Niki Taylor as their spokesperson. “With all we’ve got going on, it can be difficult to fit in family meals. However, because we’re so busy, it’s more important than ever to get in quality family time, and eating together is a great way to do that,” Taylor says.
This entire week the National Pork Board has partnered with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity, in encouraging you to “click for a cause.”
For every recipe printed or shared via email from the special National Eat Together Week section, America’s pork producers will donate five pounds of pork (or about 25 meals) to a food bank in need. There are lots of delicious, healthy options, such as Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs (yum) or Pork and Apple Cheddar Burgers, which sound like a fabulous twist to plain burgers on football watching weekends this fall. I love grilled thick cut pork chops in the fall, too.
Click on the special national Eat Together Week button on my right sidebar to check out recipes on this special website!