Washington's beef community united against hunger

Beef Counts Rollover Auction Raises $25,000


Toppenish, WA - November 28,2014

The annual Beef Counts charity auction raised $25,117 for the program at Second Harvest and Food Lifeline providing nutritious, wholesome beef to hungry families in need.   

Held at Toppenish Livestock Exchange, the auction brought cattle feeders and ranchers together from throughout the state to bid on a calf donated by Trinity Farms in Kittitas. 

“It’s wonderful to see Washington’s beef community gather together to support hungry families,” said Rod Weiber, Chief Resource Officer at Second Harvest, Spokane, WA. “Tonight’s effort will allow us to continue to provide high quality, nutritious beef to our local food banks.”  According to Weiber, less than 4% of donations to food banks are high quality protein, like beef. 



Since 2010, the Beef Counts program has raised $438,000 to provide over 750,000 beef meals to local families. Local beef producer and processing company Agri Beef, matches all donations to the program and processes and delivers the beef to Second Harvest in Spokane and Food Lifeline in Seattle.  To donate or for more information on the Beef Counts program, see below. 


In 2010, Washington's Beef Community set out to help our neighbors who need it the most. One in six people today struggle to get the food and nutrition they need. When cattle ranchers and feeders learned of the severe lack of high quality protein reaching the food bank system, Beef Counts was created to provide a consistent supply of zinc, iron, and protein rich beef to those in need. Each year Washington's Beef Community raises thousands of dollars to supply beef to Second Harvest and Food Lifeline to battle local hunger. Agri Beef Co. matches those donations, which represents at least $50,000 annually. Over half a million servings of high quality beef has reached hungry families with children, and seniors who need the nutrition found in beef to be healthy. Click below to join the effort through a secure, tax-deductible donation, and access the calendar for upcoming events to support Beef Counts.

About Beef Counts: Washington's Beef Community has united against hunger. Teamed up with Second Harvest and Food Lifeline, Washington's farmer and ranchers have been able to provide half a million servings of beef to neighbors in need. Without the beef, only 4% of the food distributed to families and seniors in need is high-quality protein. That works out to less than one ounce of protein per day for the average family of four, which falls way short of the USDA recommended six ounces of protein per day to maintain a healthy diet. Washington's farmers and ranchers are "meating" this need and you can help!  

join washington's farmers and ranchers in fighting hunger by making your secure, tax-deductible donation today!


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