Mariners team up to fight hunger on Saturday
SEATTLE MARINERS, KIRO RADIO 97.3 FM & NORTHWEST HARVEST TEAM UP FOR FIGHT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE
Annual food drive at Safeco Field scheduled for Saturday, June 11 vs. Texas Rangers
The Mariners are once again joining with KIRO Radio 97.3 FM and Northwest Harvest for the annual food and donations drive at Safeco Field known as Fight Hunger Night.
On Saturday, June 11, when the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers, volunteers will be outside all the entrances to the ballpark accepting donations of cash and non-perishable food items starting at 5:00 p.m. Game time vs. the Rangers is 7:10 p.m. Donations are also being accepted online at NorthwestHarvest.org.
In Washington, one in five kids doesn’t get enough to eat and during the summer months they don’t have school meal programs to rely on. Last year, Northwest Harvest distributed more than 34 million pound of food to 380 food banks across the state, setting a distribution record and serving millions of meals to hungry people. Because Northwest Harvest deals in such volume, and has low administrative costs, it can provide a nutritious meal for a family of four for just 67 cents.
Suggested non-perishable food donations include oatmeal, whole grain pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, fish or meat, shelf-stable milk, baby formula, infant cereal, jarred baby food, powdered or canned milk. Cash donations are also appreciated as they allow Northwest Harvest to purchase fresh produce that supplements canned products available at food banks.