Home Team Harvest is just around the corner

Home Team Harvest is just around the corner

Home Team Harvest is just around the corner

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by Betsy Robertson, KING 5 Community Relations Manager

KING5.com

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 8:34 PM

Can you hear that?   (Insert sound of coins dropping into bucket here)

It’s the sound I start to hear in my sleep as we approach the end of the year.  The leaves have turned and it’s officially time to turn my attention toward our 12th annual Home Team Harvest!  

We have every reason to believe it’s going to be another great year.  Frankly, it HAS to be another great year for our annual food drive with Northwest Harvest.  Since the start of the economic collapse in 2008, the number of hungry people they serve in Washington State has doubled.   All those individuals who are still unemployed, under employed, or so far under water that their savings have long since dried up… those folks NEED us to have another great year.  

With your help, it will be. 

The success of Home Team Harvest can and always will be attributed to the participation of our viewers.  People who give may only be able to give the change in their pocket, but know that every contribution makes a difference.   Thanks to Northwest Harvest’s ability to feed a family of 3 for just 67 cents, you know your donation will be put to very good use.  Critical use.

KING 5 also has the incredible good fortune to work with corporate sponsors, U.S. Bank and Safeway stores for our 12th annual campaign.  With their help we know we will reach our goal of raising 3 million meals this holiday season.  

Donations can be made at any Western Washington U.S. Bank from Thanksgiving through the month of December.  Safeway grocery stores will also give their customers the opportunity to purchase $10 bags of groceries starting in mid-November until the end of the year. 

So please mark your calendar and set your DVR’s for Saturday, December 1, when our team of committed KING 5 “Yellow Jackets” will be out in force.  Join us, call us, text us… please do whatever it takes to participate in this year’s Home Team Harvest.  Together we can raise 3 million meals to feed Washington’s hungry and most vulnerable population. 

See you there!
 
 

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