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Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, and NPR.

Birthday Food

What’s the most meaningful birthday gift you’ve received?

Today is my 37th birthday (June 29, 2018), and instead of gifting me a necktie, paperweight, or convenience-store widget, would you please spend your money on something meaningful?

The Minimalists’ hometown, Dayton, Ohio, has one of the largest food deserts in the United States, and Dayton is America’s second “hungriest” city, which means thousands of families don’t have access to what you and I take for granted every day: healthy food.

Together, we can fix this problem.

The Minimalists are partnering with Gem City Market to help build a grocery co-op in Dayton’s westside. Ryan & I are donating $20,000 of our personal money, and we need your help to raise the remaining funds to get us to $100,000.

Would you be willing to help? If so, please visit the donation page. I’d be grateful if you’d donate $37 for my birthday. Or, if you have a little extra cash to spare, $90 will provide a needy family with a lifetime membership to the food co-op.

And, if you live in the South, you can attend one of our Simply Southern Tour events in July—100% of the profits will be donated to this cause.

If you want to learn more about the Dayton food desert, watch this video from the local news:

Hat tip to E.P. for directing us to this dire need.