The annual Information Technology Holiday Food Drive ended close to its one ton goal by collecting 1,613.5 pounds of food and $120.
The food and money went to Northwest Harvest. The nonprofit agency relies entirely on private donations to support nearly 300 independent food banks and provide hunger relief to millions in Washington every year. More than half of those served are children and the elderly.
"Given the state of the economy, it's important for those of us who can to help people in need," said Pat Hirayama. "We are happy to play a small role in facilitating donations to Northwest Harvest, and we'd like to thank those at the Hutchinson Center who contributed to the drive this season."
Food donations this season totaled 400 pounds more than last year.