Food and funds collected for the hungry Saturday


Representatives from the King 5 Home Team Harvest, an effort to collect money and non-perishable food for food banks, comes to Aberdeen Saturday. From 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. they will be at the Gateway Plaza near the Top Foods supermarket.

Coastal Harvest provides free food for area food banks and Northwest Harvest is a key supporter of Coastal Harvest.

All food collected goes to Coastal Harvest and all funds go to Northwest Harvest. Anthony Airhart, executive director of Coastal Harvest, said the two agencies are partners in the fight against hunger. Last year Northwest Harvest provided almost 2 million pounds of free food for distribution by Coastal Harvest in Southwest Washington. “As Executive Director of Coastal Harvest I can say with certainty that every dollar we collect for Northwest Harvest comes back to us many times over,” Airhart said.

“Coastal Harvest is a small agency and cannot do everything necessary to support hunger relief agencies in our area. Our partnership with Northwest Harvest adds a huge dimension to how we can serve our client agencies. They provide us with expertise and bulk buying power. We share trucking and cooperatively repackage product. They are a powerful advocate for the hungry. Northwest Harvest is a good friend of Grays Harbor and very worthy of our support.”