The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State.
Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 350 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. We provide more than 1.7 million meals every month to this network.
With distribution centers in western, eastern, coastal and central Washington, Northwest Harvest reaches rural communities where people in need would otherwise go hungry. We require that Northwest Harvest food be given freely to anyone hungry enough to ask, respecting their dignity while serving their need. For 45 years we’ve been committed to lifting up the voices of those in need across the state and we are doing more than ever before.
We are committed to nutrition. Northwest Harvest has decades of experience in promoting healthy eating while reducing hunger. We uphold high nutrition standards by purchasing a significant share of our food, ensuring our supply of in-demand, nutritious products. 70 percent of the food we provide is highly nutritious fruits and vegetables.
We distributed more than 26 million pounds of food last year, setting a distribution record and allowing us to serve unprecedented numbers of hungry people. Northwest Harvest relies on your donations. All of our food and operating funds come from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations, and 92 percent of our total budget goes to food distribution.
Northwest Harvest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
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