Home Team Harvest Locations
For the first time in our 10 year history of raising food and dollars to feed hungry people in Washington State, KING 5's Home Team Harvest will harness the power of mobile giving for the campaign.
From now until the end of 2010, you can text the word "hometeam" to 85944 to make a $10 donation to Home Team Harvest.
Every dollar goes directly to Northwest Harvest, Washington’s own statewide hunger relief agency.
If just $.67 cents can feed a family of three, $10 will provide a nutritious meal for nearly 45 people! Think of the difference you could be making for people right here in our community. (Each cell phone number limited to 4 total donations)
Help us feed 10 million people in 10 years!
Current Hunger Statistics in Washington
• Unemployment drives people to food banks. Statewide, Northwest Harvest is seeing numbers 35% higher than when the recession started.
• As unemployment continues to rise and other services disappear, more people will turn to us with greater needs.
• Slightly more than 1 in 7 Washingtonians relies on food stamps. Participation rose 21% from May 2009 to May 2010. (FRAC, August 2010)
• Roughly half of Washington state infants are recipients of WIC (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children). (DSHS March 2010 Report).
• 16% (approximately 226,000) of Washington’s children under 18 live below the federal poverty level. (Washington Kids Count, American Communities Survey)