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Blog for Food

(post, Kim Carlson)

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I read this staggering statistic this weekend:

"Earlier this month, Feeding America, a national alliance of food banks, released 'Hunger in America 2010,' finding that 37 million Americans a year now get emergency food help, a number that’s up 46 percent from its last survey in 2006. The numbers, based on surveys during the first half of last year, include 14 million children — up 50 percent from the last time."

(Thanks, David Sarasohn, of The Oregonian.)

It comes down to this: Many of us are well-fed. Many many of us are not. The Oregon Food Bank helps thousands of people get the food they need. Those of us who can, we need to help the Oregon Food Bank.

Tami Parr, of the Pacific Northwest Cheese Project, is — for the second year — organizing an effort to benefit the OFB. She and we, other bloggers in the PNW, are asking for your help raising money for food — food for the folks who don't have enough. 

Here's how you can help: Join me in donating to the food bank here, on OFB's donation page. When it asks who you're giving in honor of, say "Blog for Food."

We'll see how much we can raise in the next month — until March 15. We hope it's a lot, but every little bit helps. Thanks, all. And thanks, Tami — for organizing this good cause.