Not for himself, but for local food banks. Mayor McGinn called on Seattle residents to donate food, money and volunteer time to local food banks, facing the double whammy of increasing numbers of clients and declining food donations.  “As families and individuals struggle to make ends meet in a difficult economy, we want to make sure that no one goes hungry in Seattle.” According to the Seattle Food Committee, in the last five years, Seattle food banks have seen a
25 percent rise in the number of clients coming to them for help. At the same time a recent report on hunger and homelessness by the U.S. Conference of Mayors shows a 31 percent decline in the amount of food donations in the area.

Taken from November 19, 2012 issue of THE READER, published by the Mayor's office