Since 1967 Northwest Harvest has been helping feed hungry people in Washington and until that need is gone, we'll be here writing about the stories of the people we serve and those who help make our mission possible.
Here you'll read stories from and about a variety of people involved in the organization: including our volunteers, our staff and our clients; food procurement, nutrition, food safety, advocacy, childhood hunger. We hope you enjoy them and engage with them. We would love nothing more than to hear your stories and your comments to ours.
As the second week of the federal government shutdown comes to a close, we've been hearing from our partner program food banks and meal programs across the state about how the shutdown has been impacting their clients.more
Everyone has been hearing about the government shutdown. What we might not all know is how that directly impacts local need and the services designed to help those in need. You can learn more about the impact that the shutdown will have on many people and agencies should the shutdown continue.more
Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by a morally outrageous amount of $40 billion over the next ten years.more
Over in the other Washington, House leadership is aiming to have a floor vote next week on the Nutrition Reform and Opportunity Act. Despite its welcoming title, this legislation heartlessly slashes $40 billion from SNAP over the next ten years.more