Seahawks and Northwest Harvest Invite Fans to Participate in Cash Only Food Drive

The Seattle Seahawks will host the 25th annual Tackle Hunger gate drive during Monday night's game.

RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks and Northwest Harvest will host the 25th annual Tackle Hunger gate drive on Monday, November 7 during the Seahawks vs. Bills game. Volunteers will be at CenturyLink Field; stationed at all gates, in Touchdown City and throughout the stadium to accept contributions. 

Fans interested in making an online donation can do so via www.NorthwestHarvest.org or by texting "TackleHunger" to 41444. A gift of $10 will buy a child breakfast for a month.   In honor of Northwest Harvest's 50th Anniversary, a gift of $50 will provide 224 meals.

Northwest Harvest is the only independent Hunger Response Network operating statewide, servicing a network of more than 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools.

Donated food and cash donations are valuable in Northwest Harvest's fight to eliminate hunger. Cash donations allow the organization to purchase large volumes with substantial buying power. In concert with donated food, cash donations help to ensure that Northwest Harvest can feed a family of three for 67 cents.

"Our mission is to lead the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health," said Shelley Rotondo, CEO of Northwest Harvest. "With your help, Seahawks fans will become a partner with Northwest Harvest to achieve this mission."

With distribution centers in western, eastern, coastal and central Washington, Northwest Harvest reaches communities across the state, changing lives and providing the tools necessary to escape hunger.

Northwest Harvest relies on donations from individual, businesses, foundation and other organizations with more than 90 cents of every dollar donated allocated directly to programs.

For more information about Northwest Harvest, or to donate, call 206-625-0755 or visit www.northwestharvest.org.

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