Harvest Haul brings in donations

Submitted photo Don Parsons, left, and Nancey Olson, right, both of the Rotary Club of SW Pacific County Peninsula, present a check for $1,000 to Shaun O'Connor of Clammy 99.7 for the Harvest Haul food drive, which benefits two Long Beach Washington Peninsula food banks.

LONG BEACH, Washington — The Harvest Haul, a food drive for the Long Beach Peninsula presented by Ohana Media Group Radio, Okie’s Thriftway Market, and Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union, wrapped up another stormy season on Saturday. Food and cash donations collected during Harvest Haul go directly to the Ilwaco and Ocean Park food banks.

Bins, donated by Dennis Company in Long Beach, were delivered and donations began rolling in Oct. 5. Ocean Park Elementary School, Long Beach Elementary School and Hilltop Middle School also collected food for the drive, and Cottage Bakery, Subway of Long Beach and Box K Auto stepped up to provide prizes for the classes who collected the most.

The Harvest Haul concluded Oct. 31.

The Ocean Park Food Bank received 949 pounds of food and $1,297 in cash donations, and the Ilwaco Food Bank garnered 1,988 pounds of food and $1,470 in cash donations. The total Harvest Haul contributions came to 2,937 pounds of food and $2,767 in cash, plus a $1,000 cash donation was made by both the Rotary Club of SW Pacific County Peninsula and Vince and Roxanne Williams of Warrenton KIA — major factors in a new record for total cash donated.

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