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Lisa Beth Miller is the Entertaining & Weddings Editor for Miss A. She has been involved in the wedding industry for several years. Lisa is a bridal consultant and director of marketing and public relations for Blush Bridal Boutique and an event designer at Main Street Weddings, both local wedding businesses. In this capacity, Lisa writes the blog, website copy, and promotional materials for these businesses and assists with event planning. She was formerly a bridal consultant and did marketing and public relations work for A Formal Affair Bridal and Formalwear Boutique and was the creator of their Bridal University workshops. Additionally, Lisa teaches English, journalism, and photojournalism classes at Liberty High School in Bealeton, Virginia. She advises the school's award-winning publications, Talon yearbook and Patriot Press newspaper. As junior class sponsor, she also assists in planning Liberty's prom. Lisa has written several published articles. These include an article about advising student publications for Accents (Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s journal),an article about the royal wedding for Northern Virginia Magazine, an article about local proms for Warrenton Lifestyle magazine, and four stories about wedding planning and wedding fashion for the 2012 Northern Virginia Bridal Guide. Lisa holds an undergraduate degree in English and journalism education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a graduate degree in education and library science from Longwood University.

ABC’s The Chew And Feeding America Team Up

Photo credit: TV Guide

Photo credit: TV Guide

Like any good Haute Hostess, I never miss an episode of The Chew. In addition to providing me with my quality time with Clinton Kelly, this show offers fabulous ideas for cooking, crafting, and entertaining. Last week, the hosts discussed the issue of hunger in America and announced their commitment to help.

The U.S. is one of the richest nations in the world, but also faces a fast growing poverty and hunger crisis.  According to recent statistics from FeedingAmerica.org, one in six people live with “food insecurity, which means they don’t always know where they will find their next meal.”  This far-reaching problem not only affects adults but also approximately 17.2 million of children under 18, says the United States Department of Agriculture.

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The Chew team – Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz – is joining Feeding America to battle this epidemic.  And YOU can help too (read on to find out how). Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, and their network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, they work with more than 200 member food banks and support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms.

In addition to their long-standing relationship with Feeding America, the Walt Disney Company and ABC have also donated $250,000 to Feeding America.  This equals 25 million servings of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Those at home can help, too. Visit the Feeding America website to find out more about this initiative and hunger in America, as well as how you can donate to help the cause.

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