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Home Team Harvest raises 23.5 million meals for Washington families

In its 20th year, Home Team Harvest raises more meals for Northwest Harvest than ever before.

The 20th year of KING 5's annual Home Team Harvest food drive raised more than 23.5 million meals for Northwest Harvest, the largest hunger-relief agency in Washington state. 

With the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, Northwest Harvest estimates 2.2 million Washingtonians are facing food insecurity; this is more than double the 850,000 residents who identified as food insecure prior to the pandemic.

This unprecedented year needed an unprecedented goal – 20 million meals for families and neighbors in need.  

Funds and donations were collected from mid-October through the end of 2020. With the help of sponsors and individual donations, a total of 23,552,116 meals were raised, far surpassing the goal and nearly tripling the number of meals raised during Home Team Harvest 2019.

Right now in Washington, one in six children lives in a household that consistently struggles with hunger and one in 10 people are considered “food insecure.”

Along with our partners Northwest Harvest, AT&T, Safeway and Albertsons, Swedish and WARM 106.9, we thank you for joining us in the fight against hunger.

Northwest Harvest is the largest independent hunger relief agency in the state, working tirelessly with more than 375 local food banks, meal programs and high-need schools to end hunger and provide equitable access to nutritious food for all our Washington neighbors.

Northwest Harvest accepts non-perishable and cash donations all year long at their donation sites or online at www.northwestharvest.org.