Happy Monday and happy Thanksgiving week! This week’s link roundup is dedicated to service and social action-related posts focused on food, scarcity and abundance and, naturally, thankfulness. Grab a big helping below, and feel free to head back for seconds.

  • The New York Times’ foodie-in-chief, Mark Bittman, shared a list of his favorite food justice organizations, farmers, home gardeners, activists and other heroes who are working to make this country a fairer and more nourishing place for all.
  • The Jew & The Carrot chronicled a recent food tour of Israel, sponsored by Hazon, which highlighted the country’s diverse and sustainable food communities.
  • The Jew & The Carrot also published the account of one Orthodox Rabbi’s attempt to keep kosher while participating in the Food Stamp Challenge. The post generated a lot of discussion in the comments, so don’t forget to read below the article.
  • The Huffington Post published an article by Marie Clarke Brill of ActionAid USA about the connection between biofuels like ethanol and hunger in America.
  • NonProfitOrgs created a list of the 50 non-profits they are feeling grateful for this season – everything from Feeding America and the World Wildlife Fund to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. What organizations would you add to the list?
  • An Echoing Green staff member shared the story of a site visit the organization took to Jessamyn Waldman’s Hot Bread Kitchen, a Brooklyn-based “kitchen incubator” she created to help entrepreneurial immigrant women get their food-based companies off the ground.

What are you feeling particularly grateful for this Thanksgiving week?