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Your Generosity Can Change Lives Throughout Washington

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

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!

Truckloads from manufacturing and retail partners, fresh produce from local farms, and nonperishable items collected at food drives all help our statewide network of partners provide resources to those in need.

Due to state COVID-19 restrictions, Northwest Harvest has temporarily suspended our food drive program until further notice while we continue to assess our safety protocols.

Here are some ways to still get involved: Host a virtual food drive, contact your local food bank to see if they are accepting food donations, start a “little free pantry”, or donate to a mutual aid campaign.

Public Drop Sites Locate Food Banks

Host a FUNDraiser

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are recommending all food drives be hosted virtually. This can be done with a FUNDraiser, which allows you to create your own campaign 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 an Individual FUNDraiser

Register an Organization/Company FUNDraiser

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.

Agricultural and Food Processor Partnerships

Northwest Harvest makes it easy for food growers and processors to join in statewide efforts to provide food to those in need across Washington.

Our capacity to accept, repackage, and quickly redistribute bulk product through our statewide Hunger Response Network of 375 food program partners helps free up storage, avoid disposal costs, and contribute to the overall health and strength of our community

For more information, contact our Procurement Team:

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