This past Saturday was the final day of the OMG Radio, Okie's Thriftway Market, Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union Harvest Haul. a food drive for the Long Beach Penninsula. This "Neighbor Helping Neighbor" event hit a home run for the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Food Banks with businesses, individuals and, school kids all pitching in to help restock some empty shelves. People came out in the pouring rain to contribute.
Eagle Country 103.9 FM and KCRX 102.3 FM the Classic Rock Station were live on location in Long Beach and Ocean Park helping collect food and monetary donations. The Harvest Haul collected a total of 1783 lbs. of food at collection locations. Cash donations amounted to $1277.00 to help the food banks purchase some fresh foods for those in need.
The majority of the collected food came from the Ocean Park Elementary School which collected 868 lbs. in all. Vince Williams of Warrenton KIA made a $1000.00 cash donation. The 2012 Harvest Haul was made possible by Ohana Media Group, Oakies Thriftway and Greath Northwest Federal Credit Union.