Beef Counts at Haggen March 1-28

Beef Counts is a program led by Washington's Beef Community to get more nutritious beef protein into local food banks. Local ranchers like the Sackmanns support Beef Counts because they care about helping those in need right here in Washington. Haggen Food & Pharmacy and Double R Ranch Beef share these values, and in March, the partnership will donate $25,000 worth of beef to Food Lifeline and there are several ways for shoppers to join the effort!

Share Beef with Neighbors in Need

Choose Double R Ranch Beef at your local Haggen store for all of your beef needs in March. From St. Patrick's Day corned beef to March Madness beef nachos and everything in between, your purchase makes the $25,000 donation to Beef Counts possible. Every penny of the donation will provide beef to Food Lifeline, serving our local community food banks. These food banks rely on donations of beef to provide not just food, but the key nutrients like protein that hungry families need.

Help Even More Families

Take a $5 donation tag available at the meat counter to the cash register when you finish your shopping trip. One hundred percent of all donations go to providing more beef to Food Lifeline. Did you know? Only about 11 percent of food bank donations is high quality protein, which falls very short of providing the USDA recommended 6 oz daily.

With your beef purchases and your donation, you are part of Washington's Beef Community - fighting hunger, one nutritious beef serving at a time!

You're Invited

Beef Counts BBQ Fundraiser

Where: Haggen Food & Pharmacy Barkley Village 2900 Woburn Street, Bellingham

When: Saturday, March 4, 11am - 3pm

What: For a $5 donation, enjoy a Double R Ranch Beef burger or All Beef Frank, chips and a drink. Meet local ranchers and play fun, family-friendly games!

A #WABeeflove story

Read about the partnership between Washington's Beef Community and Food Lifeline and why rancher-mom Jaime cares about the Beef Counts program. 

Food Lifeline Front Burner blog

More about the Sackmanns

History of Beef Counts

In 2010, Washington's Beef Community set out to help our neighbors who need it the most. 

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.

Since 2010, over 1 million servings of high quality beef have reached hungry families with children, and seniors who can benefit from the healthy nutrition found in beef.

local partnership

Washington's Beef Community is proud to partner with Food Lifeline in western Washington and Second Harvest in eastern Washington. Both organizations work with a network of food bank locations in dozens of Washington communities. The Beef Counts provided beef gets to those in need through their tireless commitment to fighting hunger. 

In addition to a donation of at least $50,000 each year, Agri Beef Co. processes and ships the donated beef in-kind from their Washington Beef plant in Toppenish. This means that 100% of every contribution from farmers and ranchers or the public is used to supply more beef to those in need - not overhead or promotion.