What is Beef Counts?

The Beef Counts program provides high-quality, nutritious beef to local food banks to help hungry, local families.

"Feeding hungry kids is just the right thing to do."

- Liz P., local cattle feeder, Beef Counts volunteer

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, almost 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.

In The News

Washington's Beef Community is busy raising funds and getting the donated beef out to local families in need. We are proud of the results and are striving to do more each year!

Haggen Partnership nets over $36,000 in beef for Food Lifeline

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Families receive beef donations in time for the holidays

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Beef giveaway attracts crowd of 800 to Yakima church

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Toppenish Beef Counts auction brings in $28,347 to stock food banks

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