Stevens County Food Banks Receive Much Needed Beef Donation
Stevens County Cattleman’s Association And Cattle Producers Of Washington Make Beef Donation
Stevens County Cattleman’s Association and Cattle Producers of Washington (CPoW), with help from Gallo Meats and Bull Hill Guest Ranch, have donated 500 pounds of “Product of Stevens County” Lean Ground Beef valued at over $2,000 to area food banks. The beef was delivered to various Stevens County Food Banks on March 30th by Stevens County Cattleman’s Association President, Scott Nielsen, and Stevens County Cattleman’s Association Director and County Commissioner, Don Dashiell.
Food banks receiving beef donations were those in Orient, Northport, Kettle Falls, Addy, Valley, Loon Lake, Tum Tum, Wellpinit, West End Spokane Reservation, and Hunters, as well as the Hunters Senior Center. These food banks were not covered by the Second Harvest/Beef Commission/Washington Beef distribution, so the donations were greatly needed to help families in these areas.
Stevens County Cattleman’s Association felt it was crucial the donation be Stevens County lean beef for the receiving families, not only to support local ranchers, but to provide the most nutritious, healthiest beef to those in need. This beef was born and raised in Stevens County by local rancher Kenny Marx. The cow was purchased by the Stevens County Cattleman’s Association with help from CPoW and Bull Hill Guest Ranch, and it was processed locally by Gallo Meats of Colville.
A 3-ounce serving of lean beef is a superb source of protein, zinc, vitamin B12, selenium, phosphorus, niacin, vitamin B6, iron and riboflavin. Beef’s combination of nutrients can play a powerful role in fueling children and the elderly who are especially in need of this protein packed product.
Gallo Meats is a local harvesting and processing facility committed to supporting local ranchers and providing a fresh local product to area consumers. Stevens County Cattleman’s Association and CPoW are grassroots organizations whose purpose is to sustain, improve and protect Washington State’s live cattle industry, to address the market interests of Washington live cattle producers, and to promote the heritage of ranching for present and future generations.
To learn more visit www.cattleproducersofwa.org, and support your American rancher by reading the Country of Origin Label and purchasing “Product of the USA” beef.