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Give Food

Thank you for your generosity!

Your food donations provide variety to supplement the staple items and produce Northwest Harvest distributes to our partner programs. We can accept nonperishable items only.

Please give careful consideration to what is in your donation bag. Foods highest in nutritional density tend to be the least processed foods. Fresh fruits and vegetable are mostly very good in nutritional density, and monetary contributions help us access fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. Within shelf-stable products, select ones with the lowest saturated fats and refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour).

More than 50% of those we serve are children and the elderly—the populations most affected by a compromised diet. We know that nutrition matters, and we’re committed to providing the most beneficial food possible to our clients. We believe that fighting hunger, and ultimately helping end it, requires a focus in part on what we eat.

Food Drives

Food Drives are community-run events that benefit Northwest Harvest, providing much-needed food and nutritional variety. They can be held almost any place people gather or work together.

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Find Food

Northwest Harvest’s hunger relief network is comprised of more than 360 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools as unique as the communities they serve. We provide food to these programs to supplement their other sources of support.

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Public Drop Sites

Drop Sites are public donation spots in your neighborhood, providing easy access for donation of nonperishable food. Locate the businesses and organizations hosting a Northwest Harvest donation box in your community from our complete list.

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Suggested Foods for Donation

Suggested Foods for Donation

Northwest Harvest can use any nonperishable food or monetary donations. If you prefer to donate food, select shelf-stable food with the lowest saturated fats and refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour). We buy white rice and beans in bulk, so we encourage you to donate other items.

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