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Annual Bash Turkey Run Provides Food for Families

  10/01/2013 at 15:05 pm

Annual BASH Turkey Run Provides Food for Families

October 01, 2013

Annual BASH Turkey Run Provides Food for Families in Need
 
Last year, Eagle Leather teamed up with BASH for their annual Turkey Run—a huge success.  This  year, we’re doing it again! Eagle  Leather is a big supporter of BASH and its mission to curb hunger in our  community.
 
BASH rides for charity and collects food and monetary donations to provide a Thanksgiving meal to over 500 Washington families in  need. This year’s Turkey Run begins this Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. Meet  up at Eagle Leather Lakewood.

The registration fee for the ride is $20 and food donations are encouraged. There will be a 50/50, many raffle prizes, and prizes for low  hand and high hand.

Help us help Washington families in need and have a great  time doing it at the Turkey Run!

Washington Hunger  Facts: Did you know?    

     
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture data released  last September indicated that lingering effects of the recession have pulled  75,000 more Washingtonians into hunger.
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  • Since 2008, the number of hungry families in  Washington has jumped 85% from 88,000 to 163,000.
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  • It is estimated that more than 440,000 children  in Washington – 1 in 4 – live in homes that struggle with hunger on a regular  basis.
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  • The state’s hunger rate is at an all-time high  of 6.2 percent.
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  • Recent budget cuts caused more than 11,000  families see their State Food Assistance benefits cut in half July 2011.
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  • Budget cuts, along with the increasing rate of  hunger, have caused increased demand at food banks and other private food  providers, making organizations like BASH now more important than ever.


Want to help out even more?  You can donate money, food, or volunteer your time at BASH.  Just stop by their headquarters at 118 141st  St Ct S, Tacoma, WA or call Vickie Houk at 253-380-6534.


You can also support BASH by purchasing their collector  pins, magnets, and bows from B & B Boutique.  B & B is owned by Vickie’s daughter, and  all proceeds go towards the BASH food bank.


Everyone at Eagle Leather is looking forward to seeing you  on this Saturday in support of BASH!

Find out more about the BASH Turkey Run on Eagle Leather's Facebook Page!
By Eagle Leather