Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 360 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. We provide more than 1.7 million meals every month and 26 million pounds each year to this network of emergency food providers.
With distribution centers in western, eastern, coastal and central Washington, Northwest Harvest reaches rural communities where people in need have limited access to adequate and nutritious food.
We require that Northwest Harvest food be given freely to anyone that asks, respecting their dignity while serving their need.
We are committed to high nutritional standards and purchase a significant share of our food to ensure a consistent supply of in-demand, nutritious products. 70 percent of the food we provide is highly nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Northwest Harvest distributed more than 26 million pounds of food last year, setting a distribution record and allowing us to serve unprecedented numbers of hungry people.more
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.more
Northwest Harvest operates the Three Squares program in nine school districts in Washington, providing food to over 40 public schools with high percentages of students participating in the free or reduced-price school meals program.more
Our Growing Connections Guide includes extensive resources for food programs looking to support procurement efforts through farm-to-food bank strategies.more
Research shows that childhood hunger is linked to significant health problems in adulthood. Hungry kids have a tougher time concentrating and have more behavioral problems than those who are well nourished. School meal programs help bridge the gap, but what happens during summer vacation?more
Besides providing food for over more than 360 partner programs, Northwest Harvest operates the Cherry Street Food Bank in downtown Seattle. Cherry Street is the busiest food bank in the state, serving as many as 5,000 people each week.more
Welcome to our new partner program site! You can submit your monthly reports, browse our Partner Programs Newsletters as well as discover recipes and resources for your program. If you have questions or need to talk to a Northwest Harvest Hunger Response Network staff member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (toll free): 1.877.353.7469.more