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November 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Seattle mayor pardons tofu turkey ahead of Thanksgiving

This is what Thanksgiving in Seattle looks like, apparently. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a tofu turkey Friday. Murray posed for photos with the phony fowl at City Hall to draw attention to “hunger in our community” ahead of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, spokesman Jason Kelly said. The stunt wasn’t a nod to People for the Ethical Treatment of…


Comments | Topics: food banks, hunger, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

November 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Friendly football bet feeding Northwest food banks

MOSES LAKE — Food banks in Washington and Oregon are receiving more than 71,000 pounds of potatoes thanks to a friendly bet on the Washington State-Oregon State football game. The Washington State Potato Commission and Oregon Potato Commission pledged 500 pounds of spuds for every point scored by the two teams. The Cougars won the More

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November 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Mayor McGinn: Please donate to local food banks

With donations to food banks down in our area, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn today urged folks to donate food, money and their time to local food banks this season. Couple the drop in donations with an increase in the number of people needing help, the city wants to make sure no one goes hungry, McGinn said…


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November 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Turkey donations sought to feed needy on Thanksgiving

Election season is over, and the season of giving is beginning. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is hoping that will help it collect 2,000 donated turkeys so that thousands of local low-income and homeless people can have a proper Thanksgiving. The mission’s One Meal/One Hope program has 13 turkeys so far, and it wants to collect 1,987…


Comments | Topics: food banks, hunger, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission