'HUNGER FIGHTER CHALLENGE' DRAWS UNIQUE WAYS TO DONATE
Food For People’s “Hunger Fighter Challenge” came to an end on Monday. The challenge runs from the beginning of November to the end of December to get food for the winter months. Funds Development Director Harriet Pecot said about 40 teams participated this year to get food and funds to the 15 pantries across Humboldt County.“It’s a friendly competition where people get together,” Pecot said. “They have different ways of raising money."Very different. On Nov. 17 Old Growth Tattoo donated all money they made from the day for the cause."As part of a national effort put forth by Off The Map tattoo," said Tattoo Artist Damen Tesch. The goal was to get tattoo artists across the country to raise money for their local food banks."We raised $1,100,” Tesch said. “Which was a little over our $1,000 goal."That money will go to the Backpack For Kids program."The backpack program is easy for me to visualize,” Tesch said. “I can see where the money is going.”A month later, a local couple would follow the creative path and brave the Pacific Ocean's icy waters to swim for a cause. The Local Beer Bar pitched in by raffling beer off to raise money. “There are just so many different groups that want to be apart of something bigger then themselves," Pecot said.