Earlier this month, the Washington beef industry's Beef Counts program provided 1,680 pounds of round roasts at a Second Harvest mobile food distribution stop at Tierra Vida in Pasco.
On Dec. 6, 408 families took home boxes of food that totaled 15,945 pounds. The parcels includes fresh produce including as onions, potatoes, pears and avocados.
The Beef Counts event in Pasco kicked off a week of beef distributions across Eastern Washington, with events being in Yakima, Ellensburg and Spokane.
In the past year, more than 15,000 beef roasts have been distributed to hungry families and seniors across Eastern Washington.
For more information on the tax-deductible program, go to www.beefcounts.org.