We, the people, don’t agree on a lot. There are so many conflicting viewpoints and major issues in the world, it can be difficult to see the good in humans.
The Cozy Community Fund is a chance to realize that regardless of our differences from person to person, our community can come together to support something greater than our individual selves. The fund was initially derived from a portion of the proceeds from the total number of Cozy Sweater 6 packs purchased in Kittitas County. Click below to read the past recipients of the Cozy Community Fund.
This year, our fund has grown to $1,500, and deciding where or how the money should be distributed was not an easy decision.
A local Ellensburg man, John Smith reached out to his friends at Iron Horse, representing the good in humanity (as he does all year round) when asking help to support the Second Harvest Organization. John is the epitome of selflessness in the Kittitas Community, so when he came to us with a passionate request to help a nonprofit organization dear to his heart, we didn’t hesitate to help.
Speaking with Chris Houglum, the Director of Donor Relations, he explains that, “Second Harvest hosts multiple ‘Mobile Market Food Distribution’ events, serving 21 counties, including Kittitas County. These events require sponsorship support to bring the Mobile Market truck out and stocked with more than 8,000 pounds of food to be shared with up to 250 families in a come-as-you-are food distribution, geared toward helping low-income families, seniors, and kids.”
In partnership with the Washington Cattlemen’s Association and Washington Beef Commission, Second Harvest held a Mobile Market event in Ellensburg on December 13, 2018. The Washington Beef Commission has a program called “Beef Counts,” which provides high-quality, nutritious beef to local food banks to help hungry, local families. The Beef Counts program provided beef at the Mobile Market in Ellensburg to those in need through their tireless commitment to fight hunger.
Iron Horse Brewery wants to promote and support the efforts of the Cattlemen’s Association and the Washington Beef Commision by further contributing to their donation to Second Harvest. Holly Siler, the Regional Executive Director and Todd Kennedy, the Mobile Market volunteer coordinator met with an Iron Horse Brewery representative at the Mobile Market event in Ellensburg on December 13 to accept the check.