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Community on track to raise 7 million meals for Home Team Harvest

This year’s goal is to raise enough funds and donations to provide seven million meals for families in need in Washington state.

This marks the 19th year for our annual Home Team Harvest event, benefiting Northwest Harvest. This year’s goal is to raise enough funds and donations to provide seven million meals for families in need in Washington state.

Since the year 2000, Home Team Harvest has raised over 47 million meals – but we can’t stop there. Right now in Washington, 1 in 6 children lives in a household that struggles with hunger and 1 in 10 people are considered “food insecure.” 

As of 9 a.m. Friday, over 6.6 million meals had been raised during this year's event. Safeway and Albertsons have sold over 300,000 Hunger Bags, with a goal of selling 450,000 bags.

Along with our partners AT&T, Kaiser Permanente Washington, Safeway and Albertsons, WARM 106.9 and Northwest Harvest, we invite you to join us in the fight against hunger. 

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You can continue to donate through the end of December online, through text, in person at your local AT&T store, or by buying a $10 or $12 Hunger Bag at your local Safeway or Albertsons. 

Northwest Harvest can buy white rice, beans, oats, pasta and tomato products in bulk, so they encourage the following donations (ranked in importance):

GENERAL FOOD ITEMS
• Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low salt/sugar/saturated fats
• Canned fruit (especially low sugar)
• Canned fish or meat
• Peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred)
• Brown rice
• Whole grain pastas
• Canned tomato sauces
• Shelf-stable milk

INFANT AND BABY FOODS
• Baby Formula
• Jars of baby food
• Powdered or canned milk
• Infant cereal
• Baby diapers

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.