Cattle grazing

The Spokane County Cattlemen have donated $1,000 to two area charities.

The Spokane County Cattlemen group has donated $500 each to the Second Harvest Food Bank's Beef Counts program and the Spokane Veterans Home beef program.

"They do a lot for our community," said Jim Wentland, president of the groups. "As beef producers, we feel that's really important."

The programs help get beef to the community to support people in need, Wentland said. 

Ranchers help distribute food as part of Beef Counts, but this is the first year for the organization to be involved with the veterans home, Wentland said.

"We can only thank them for their service," he said. "Our plans are to continue helping. It gives them a chance to let them see that someone in their community is looking out for them."

Field Reporter, Spokane

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