In the last three years, the number of hungry families in Washington State has nearly doubled. In 2008, there were 88,000 hungry homes in this state. Now there are more than 160,000 homes with families who don’t have enough to eat.
They need our help. It costs only 67 cents to feed a family of three a meal through Northwest Harvest. This is urgent—times are terrible—so we’ve retired the Strangercrombie auction to concentrate on just raising money that goes straight to help some of the very neediest. (This is also not the year to ask local businesses to give away things to auction—they’re struggling, too.)
Let’s see how much we can help, Slog! Meanwhile, we can also show how much more generous (and smarter, and better looking) Slog readers are than Gawker’s by raising more money for charity than they do. From now through December 24th, we'll be tracking our charitable kicking of Gawker’s ass right here.