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Beef Ranchers To The Rescue

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Wednesday afternoon, three Townsquare Media radio stations (102.7 kord, 98.3 the key, and 97.5 cool fm) got to hang out with cattle ranchers, the washington beef industry and second harvest at a food distribution event in Pasco.

Cattle ranchers along with the Washington Beef Industry have teamed up with Second Harvest to hand out beef roasts at mobile food bank distributions. The program is called, beef counts, and it helps Washington ranchers get beef to the food banks and onto tables of local families who need a balanced and nutritious meal. The Townsquare crew got to meet beef ranchers Kim English and her daughter Skyler from Basi City, and Jane Lee from Goldendale. All three were on hand to help hand out roasts to folks who seemed extremely happy to recieve meat on top of the bread, potetoes and other food items. Kim, Skyler and Jane all said it made them feel very proud to be part of a program where they were able to give back to people who are less fortunate.  The Beef Counts program has already put over 15,000 high quality beef roasts on tables of hungry families all across Eastern Washington. Bridget, Rob and(cow) Patty from the Beef Commission were very organized, and the whole event went off without a hitch. According to Second Harvest, only 4% of food given to hungry families is high-quality protein, and that falls short of USDA guidelines. That is why this program is so important, one beef animal can supply about 1,600 servings of nutritious beef protein. If you would like to make a donation, go to www.beefcounts.org/wa.  The Beef Counts program will be in Yakima Today(wenesday) from noon to 2pm at 1207 S. 7th Ave. In Ellensburg December 8th from noon to 2pm, at 1301 N. Dolarway Road. Townsquare Media would like to thank all involved with this program for letting us be a part of it, you are all wonderful people and keep up the good work, except for Kim English who accused Chuck Hall of stealing a roast, you will get coal in your stocking…..Just kidding, we love you too.

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