This Sunday, It’s BlogsGiving V, a Benefit for Northwest Harvest

Each year for the past five years, the writers of The SunBreak (this started back when we were Seattlest-ers) have joined up with fellow bloggers at BlogsGiving. It’s a meetup and a benefit for Northwest Harvest.

This year, we’re gathering at Vermillion, Capitol Hill’s art gallery and wine bar, on Sunday, November 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. For a suggested donation of $10, drop in to mingle, browse art, toast with a festive Champagne-and-cranberry drink, and nosh on a variety of cured meats and delicious cheeses. There will also be hand-turkeys, as that’s become a bit of a tradition.

The drink and eats are our gift to you–courtesy of your bloggy hosts at Capitol Hill Seattle, Central District News, Ravenna Blog, and The SunBreak.

All donation proceeds go to Northwest Harvest. We have increased the donation amount this year, due to demand. Here is an announcement from the City of Seattle about the need to support food banks:

Mayor Mike McGinn today called on Seattle residents to donate food, money and volunteer time to local food banks, which are facing the double whammy of increasing numbers of clients and declining food donations.

Speaking at the Pike Market Food Bank in downtown Seattle, the Mayor said, “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.

We hope to see you at Vermillion. If you can’t make it, you’ll be missed, but please consider donating to Northwest Harvest (or the food bank of you choice) right now, while you’re thinking about it.