I haven't gone a day without hearing how the economy is effecting friends, family, colleagues and clients. And it's not just about tightening belts: lost jobs are impacting communities deeply, and the impact to food banks is harsh.
I read this today. And you should too. Demand at food banks across the country increased by 30 percent in 2008.
You have a chance to help, right now, and right here.
I've teamed up with a whole roster of other bloggers this month to help raise funds for the Oregon Food Bank. And with one simple click, you can make a donation, even if it's for $5, and be a part of the solution. (Just put Blog for Food in the tribute line so they are able to track the impact of the blog campaign.)
If you'd rather donate food, you can do that too. Locations, as part of the Blog for Food campaign, are:
-Saraveza in North Portland (1004 N Killingsworth)
-Vino in Sellwood (1226 SE Lexington)
-Gilt Club downtown (306 NW Broadway)
Thank you to Tami for making this happen. I hope you'll join in, too, and be a part of the solution.