Washington, Oregon compete to raise most to fight hunger

May 26, 2014 

Washington and Oregon will compete in June to donate the most food and money to help hungry residents of the Pacific Northwest.

The Washington and Oregon Departments of Agriculture are pitching in along with the Oregon and Washington Dairy Products Commissions and Fred Meyer stores. It’s part of the “Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger” campaign.

Cash donations can be made at Fred Meyer checkout registers and online at . Oregon Food Bank, Food Lifeline and Second Harvest will distribute the donations to those who need them.

Last year, Washington was victorious.

For every $10 donated, local food banks can give out enough food to provide 35 meals. Cash gives the most flexibility so food banks can get specific nutritious foods.

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