How 67 cents feeds a family of three at Northwest Harvest

How 67 cents feeds a family of three at Northwest Harvest

How 67 cents feeds a family of three at Northwest Harvest

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by Betsy Robertson, Manager of Community Relations

KING5.com

Posted on November 7, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 2:27 PM

It’s one of the questions I hear most during Home Team Harvest and one I often wonder about myself. 

Can $.67 cents REALLY feed a family of three? 

Considering the rise in prices of gas, produce, and virtually everything at the grocery store – is it even possible?  The simple answer is yes, but if you’re like me it helps to see a breakdown of HOW. 
Northwest Harvest works very hard to spend the dollars we donate to their agency.  They use them to find the very best product for the very best prices available.  They buy in bulk from partners all over the state.  They also have great relationships with growers in eastern Washington who provide truckloads of our homegrown produce. 
Our food donations are also key.  The non-perishable items collected during Home Team Harvest and at other food drives throughout the year, round out the meals offered to hungry people in our state.  Every can, every box, every bag makes a difference!

Take a look at a few of their sample menu’s below.  We hope to see you and your donations December 3rd.  

“Thanks for Giving!”
 
Sample Menu
2 lbs boneless salmon patties (donated)      
2 lb potatoes (8 cents)              
1 lb onions (8 cents)              
2 lb apples (4 cents)              
1 can mixed fruit (17 cents)              
1 lb. cucumbers (5 cents)              
1 can tomatoes (25 cents)              
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Total 67 cents

1 lb. ground turkey (40 cents)
2 lb. potatoes (8 cents)
1 lb. onions (8 cents)
3 lb. apples (6 cents)
1 lb cucumbers (5 cents)
2 lbs froz. corn (donated)
2 loaves of bread (donated)
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Total: 67 cents

Sample Meatless Menu
2 lb potatoes (8 cents)         
1 lb onions (8 cents)          
2 lb apples (4 cents)          
1 can spaghetti rings (25 cents)      
1 lb beans (22 cents)          
2 lbs fresh carrots (donated)      
2 loaves bread (donated)          
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Total 67 cents

2 lb. potatoes (8 cents)
1 lb. onions (8 cents)
2 lb. apples (4 cents)
1 lb. cucumbers (5 cents)
1 can mixed fruit (17 cents)
2 lbs edamame (donated)
1 can tomatoes (25 cents)
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Total: 67 cents
 

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