The holidays are a time of celebration - celebrations often centered around family and food. But as we surround ourselves with loved ones and enjoy lavish feasts, we often forget that we are also surrounded by hunger. Hunger in Washington is real, and it's everywhere: 1 in every 5 Washington residents has visited a food pantry at least once in the past year. So while we look forward to the joy of a warm holiday meal, let's remember our neighbors whose fridges are empty and tables are bare. Their need creates an opportunity for us to help; and there are plenty of opportunities around the state to help fight hunger.