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Northwest farmers launch ‘Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive’ with Fred Meyer

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Northwest farmers launch ‘Fighting Hunger Cash/Food Drive’ with Fred Meyer

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Both Washington and Oregon farmers have partnered with Fred Meyer this month for a food and cash drive.

Becky Elias with the Washington State Department of Agriculture says the drive benefits Feeding America Affiliates, Food Lifeline, Second Harvest and the Oregon Food Bank.

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The summertime is when families with children need the most help, but it’s also when donations drop because people give more around the holidays.

The goal is to collect $100,000 and 100,000 lbs of food.