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SUMMER 2014

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In this Issue: Priscilla is Why the Ends Must Meet, No Summer Break in Hunger, Liberty Mutual Volunteers, Oso Mudslide Response, Meet 30-year Volunteer Martha Beard, Filling the Gaps: Solving summer food shortages for kids, Food with a Side of Partnership

Priscilla is Why the Ends Must Meet

Priscilla is Why the Ends Must Meet

Meet Priscilla, four years and three months old. Very important to Priscilla, that “three months.” Also very important is helping her dad when they come to Northwest Harvest’s Cherry Street Food Bank for food for her family, and baby food, formula and diapers for her baby brother.

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No Summer Break in Hunger

No Summer Break in Hunger

It’s been busy at Northwest Harvest. Your donations have been working overtime and so have we!

Many other people wish they could work overtime or even full time.

We thought we were through setting records, but an uneven economic recovery has not touched some of the most vulnerable. Job growth is weak and the fastest-growing job sectors pay less and often offer only part-time work.

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Liberty Mutual Volunteers

Liberty Mutual Volunteers

It’s been busy at Northwest Harvest. Your donations have been working overtime and so Liberty Mutual sent teams of volunteers to our warehouses in Spokane, right, and Kent for multi-day packing marathons as part of their Serve with Liberty week.

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Oso Mudslide Response

Oso Mudslide Response

We’ve all been struck by the incredible images of destruction and tragedy coming from the Oso mudslide in Snohomish County. Like you, we thought about the best way to help our neighbors in need.

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Food, with a Side of Partnership

Food, with a Side of Partnership

Bringing hundreds of people together to share information results in our collective ability to better provide nutritious food to people in need.

Each spring, we hold an annual conference for our partner food banks, meal programs and schools, focusing on the basics and best practices of providing nourishment efficiently.

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Past Issues:

SPRING 2014

A Fresh Look at Strategies to End Hunger; Washington’s hungry hit harder by new legislation;   Responding to Child Hunger; Growing Eastern Washington; Increased Capacity Serves More in Time of Need; Growing Strong Agricultural Connections; Whitney’s Wonderful Life; Beware Phone Scam: Northwest Harvest Does Not Telemarket!

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WINTER 2013

The Lasting Toll of Hunger; We Need to Be Ready; To Be Ready, We Need You; Voices From the Front Lines; Advocacy Made Easy; Warehouse Expansion Builds Capacity in Yakima; Avista Utilities Exec Joins NWH Board

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FALL 2013

Filling Bellies, Fueling Minds; A New School Year to Pack Full of Nutrition; First in Fighting Hunger; Farm Bill Fight Leaves Hunger Relief Programs at Risk; Raising Awareness with Personal Stories of Real Struggle; Clients and Advocates Educate Lawmakers on Need; Goal shattered as volunteers give HUGE

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SUMMER 2013

Bounty of Washington Feeds Families Across the State; Thoughtful, Strategic Engagement Benefits Both Companies and Nonprofits; Summer Legislative Update

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