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How We Fight Hunger

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Sandwich Brigade

Sandwich Brigade

Volunteers prepare more than 1,000 sack lunches each Monday and Wednesday

Repacking corn

Repacking corn

A busy produce line at Cherry Street Food Bank

A busy produce line at Cherry Street Food Bank

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.

Serving Washington

Serving Washington

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.

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Statewide Network

Statewide Network

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.

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Three Squares

Three Squares

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. 

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Growing Connections

Our Growing Connections Guide includes extensive resources for food programs looking to support procurement efforts through farm-to-food bank strategies.

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Kids Summer Food Club

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?

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Cherry Street Food Bank

Cherry Street Food Bank

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.

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For Partner Food Programs

For Partner Food Programs

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 partners@northwestharvest.org or call (toll free): 1.877.353.7469.

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