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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

In this issue:

Bounty of Washington Feeds Families Across the State

Right now, orchards, fields and bogs across Washington are changing. As the landscape transitions into summer, we can see the hard work of farmers and ranchers blossom.
Throughout Central Washington, vibrant green leaves are fanning out, preparing to protect the bright bursts of apples that will soon appear.

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Thoughtful, Strategic Engagement Benefits Both Companies and Nonprofits

Recently, the Puget Sound Business Journal published their annual list of top philanthropic companies. Many of those on the list are good friends and supporters of Northwest Harvest, for which we’re extremely thankful.

We’ve noticed that companies are becoming more strategic about philanthropy and their corporate social responsibility. Increasingly, they expect to see a real return on their investment in a nonprofit’s work by looking for outcomes in defined focus areas.

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Summer Legislative Update

It was less than a year ago when Congress was debating the Farm Bill and it’s up for debate once again in Washington, DC.  The Farm Bill provides guidelines for spending on many of our national nutrition programs. It is expected that both the Senate and the House will pass Farm Bill proposals that make deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps).

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