2nd Harvest, ranchers giving out beef in Toppenish, Yakima and Ellensburg

Hunger-fighting nonprofit Second Harvest is joining ranchers and volunteers with Washington’s beef community to give fresh food to families in need.

Free beef and other groceries will be provided at the following mobile markets:

Tuesday, Dec. 11

12-2 p.m.
Toppenish Community Chest Food Bank
4 North B Street

Wednesday, Dec. 12

12-2 p.m.
Yakima State Fair Park
1301 S. Fair Ave.

Thursday, Dec. 13

12-2 p.m.
Washington Cattlemen’s Association
1301 N. Dolarway Road

No documentation is required; the beef is free for anyone in need. Make sure to bring a box or bag to bring the food home.

When it comes to distributing food, 2nd Harvest Marketing Director Jean Tucker says, "It's rare that we get beef. It's really nice, very popular and very much in need."

Families will also get side dishes such as potatoes, apples, onions, and bread products.

"Often families’ budgets can be tight this time of year. We are happy to help those in need by providing beef for their holiday meal,” said Kevin Curnutt, a Yakima-area rancher.

The distribution is part of the Beef Counts partnership with Second Harvest.

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