Hello, DC. I’m in Africa right now, so I don’t know much of what’s happening in DC. Still, some news does trickle in to me and I received a particularly disturbing notification, today. John Murphy, all around cool guy and evening chef at Miriam’s Kitchen (one of WLDC’s favorite charities) needs your help. John is currently competing in the Sears Chef challenge. He’s the only non-profit chef in the running and, until last night, he was winning. But for some reason (nefarious, no doubt) votes poured in for other contestants and now John is 500 back from the leader. What I need you to do go and vote for John. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know him. I doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried his food. If he wins this round, Miriam’s Kitchen gets $5,000. That means 5,000 meals for DC’s homeless. Plus, if he goes on to win the competition, overall, Miriam’s gets an additional $20,000. So please, take the time to make a few clicks and feed some homeless people.
Corral your canned goods. It’s Arlington Takes a Bite Out of Hunger Week, today through Dec. 7. They’ve made it easy to donate. You can put vittles in boxes at county community centers, libraries, nature centers, and other government buildings.
The Arlington Food Assistance Center drive will help feed the more than 1,200 families who need help each week. And that number continues to grow.
On the wish list? Soups, cereals, canned goods, pastas and peanut butter.
Many of us have been there — gardens gone wild, and produce galore. There’s a reason someone invented zucchini bread.
If your garden groweth over, give your extras to hungry families through the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Or plant an extra row for them from the start through the cleverly named Plot Against Hunger.