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Northwest Harvest advocates to create a more equitable food system, because we believe nutritious food is a human right.

COVID-19 Response

In this current climate of uncertainty, financial support provides us greater flexibility to respond to ever-changing needs. Learn more on our COVID-19 Response Page. We thank you for your support!

Due to state COVID-19 restrictions taking effect as of November 17, Northwest Harvest will be temporarily suspending our food drive program until further notice while we continue to assess our safety protocols. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your flexibility. More information to come.

  Food Drive Resources

Host a Virtual Food Drive

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are recommending all food drives be hosted virtually. This can be done with a Virtual Food Drive, which allows you to create your own fundraiser that can then be shared via social media, email, etc. to reach further in your network and allow people to donate while social distancing as well! If you would still like to host an in-person food drive, please fill out the form below to get started.

Register a Virtual Food Drive

Suggested Foods for Donation

Northwest Harvest welcomes donations of non-perishable food items. Please select shelf-stable foods that are low in sodium, sugar, and saturated fats. Here are some suggestions:

General food items

  • Canned protein (tuna, chicken, beans)
  • Peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred)
  • Canned fruit (low sugar)
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • Rice (white or brown)
  • Whole grain pastas
  • Boxed or canned meals with low salt, sugar, and saturated fats
  • Shelf-stable milk or dairy alternatives

Infant and baby foods

  • Baby formula or canned milk
  • Baby food
  • Infant cereal
  • We also accept baby diapers.

Your food donations supplement the staple items and produce Northwest Harvest distributes to our partner programs.

What types of food does Northwest Harvest need?

Please select shelf-stable foods that are low in sodium, sugar, and saturated fats. Here are some suggestions:

General food items

  • Canned protein (tuna, chicken, beans)
  • Peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred)
  • Canned fruit (low sugar)
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • Rice (white or brown)
  • Whole grain pastas
  • Boxed or canned meals with low salt, sugar, and saturated fats
  • Shelf-stable milk or dairy alternatives

Infant and baby foods

  • Baby formula or canned milk
  • Baby food
  • Infant cereal
  • We also accept baby diapers.