How hungry is Oakland? Help fund a Spot.us pitch that takes a look

When it comes to hunger in the Bay, how bad have things gotten in the past year and what is at the heart of the problem? And what can we do to make things better? 

As unemployment in Oakland continues to rise, the number of people skipping meals, eating less expensive food and going hungry continues to rise. Oakland Local would like to take a good look at hunger in Oakland, producing a story, a resources list, a multimedia package and a map (and offering people the means to donate to the Alameda Food Bank).

As we go into the holiday season, getting support for this story would be so great–the best present I could get, actually.  Can you help?