Good Friend of Unfair Park Bill Holston just returned from a tour of the North Texas Food Bank's operations in advance of a KERA-FM (90.1) commentary he's writing for broadcast next week. He sends word:
Their goal is 20 million meals by year's end. Remember that one dollar means four meals.
My tour was conducted by Jan Pruitt, the President and CEO of North Texas Food Bank. She told me that their member agencies are seeing a 36% increase in NEW faces needing food.
Which is why, as I hope you noticed, we're auctioning off those one-of-a-kind items (Traveling Man's bird bud, Deep Ellum resident Kristian Donaldson's comic-book art) again this year for NTFB. Bids are already up to $400, so let's keep 'em coming, as we have till noon Wednesday till it shuts down.
But speaking of auctions: Unfair Park contributor Danny Hurley, a man who's never shied away from the holiday spirit, just brought over A Very Special Item for a separate auction benefiting North Texas Food Bank: a 40-page hardcover book in which he collects his photos from the Rockers vs Mods showdown last March. You loved the slide show; now, the damned-near-one-of-a-kind coffee-table tome can be yours if the price is right. There are but three in existence, and Danny's keeping two. Vroom, vroom.
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You know the drill: Post your bids for the book -- and bids only -- in the comments; be sure to also use leave your real e-mail address, which, of course, no one else will see. And we'll post reminders between now and then. This auction will also end Wednesday at noon.