'Scary Mommy' Blogger Feeds 400 Families

Jill Smokler helped raise money so needy families could buy Thanksgiving dinner.
3:36 | 11/26/11

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Juju Chang introduces us to a woman who made Thanksgiving dinner a reality for nearly 400 -- -- this year by harnessing the power of the Internet. And by that wonders byproduct of the human heart -- Until smoke clear is that wildly popular mommy blogger -- for poking fun at modern motherhood. But she began noticing that her fellow mommy's confessions were less about Desperate Housewives. And more about just plain desperation. There is one confession where moms head you know we're gonna have to you. Skip Thanksgiving this year because I just can't afford it. Still new an average Thanksgiving dinner costs fifty dollars not a -- to some. But insurmountable. To others. So she did something that surprised even herself. She posted a blog to her Twitter followers and basically promised to help any -- in need get Thanksgiving dinner. -- -- -- -- Not only the facts that I had readers who were actually going to step up and say you know I help but I was also beaten on the fact that I had readers who would say I can -- help. Her simple post lit a fire in the Blogosphere and in less than a week 700 -- chipped in which provided turkeys with all the trimmings to more than 400 -- like Schroeder's of Warren Michigan. Sara works to help the homeless her husband stays home with the two kids their daughter's illness college loans and her husband losing his job. Put them in deep debt to 50000 dollars. Late at night Sarah had been secretly pouring her heart out on jewels -- Having other moms -- right back -- not -- But then you and and they get it I don't like having -- tell my kids -- water -- -- thing left to -- in my camp for. That makes me feel like I'm not the mom that I think it should be. The Schroeder's are an example of America's dirty little secret that -- poor hungry but not yet homeless. A population that gives new meaning to the phrase living paycheck to paycheck. We wait until payday sometimes waiting -- -- -- travel one to run out of the house and -- -- for the kids for the next day. What do you learned about hunger in America. I learned that it's everywhere and it's not just statistic that we read about in the Paper and it's -- Moms who we may not you know recognize on the surface are struggling -- Mom's helping moms do what moms do back to feed their families a loving -- Most of the donors gave anonymously. We'll introduce me to several on -- The thought of another mother and not being able to provide her children with feud breaks my heart. As a kid myself me picture here is a time where we are -- -- and it really. It Whitney hand I can't sort I can't and -- -- it. It's strangers came out to outlets Alan little pain ankle he's -- that I don't want and to return that hell in and you an -- The Williams family of San Diego were grateful that dad -- -- is home for the holidays. He was stationed in the Middle East fixing helicopters for the navy last Thanksgiving a military salary often doesn't stretch far enough for an elaborate feast. -- probably aren't they. Shouldn't are included -- Turkey sandwiches. -- And for all of the families both giving and receiving. It's been a true lesson of Thanksgiving. Or Nightline I'm juju Chang in Baltimore man. -- in -- transparent yet.

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