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Campaign for Northwest Harvest

Our New Center in Yakima


Same commitment to ending hunger, new possibilities in our agricultural heartland.

 Northwest Harvest is building a brand-new 10.6 acre Yakima campus: a new addition in the heart of the Yakima Valley that will reshape the experience of food access through Northwest Harvest and across Washington State.

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At Northwest Harvest, we refuse to accept hunger as inevitable.

As we move toward our ambitious goal of cutting hunger in half by 2028, we must build a food system that gives everyone the fundamental human experience we all deserve: preparing, eating, and sharing food with dignity and health. 

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Architect rendering of Yakima Distribution Center. Front of building with trucks parked outside, with parking lot and landscaping.

Our challenges are bigger than food on the table. Our solutions must be, too.

Through a brand-new distribution center in the heart of the Yakima Valley, we will reshape the experience of food access through Northwest Harvest.

We can close the gap between the people who grow our food and the community we serve.

When we enrich Yakima Valley’s ecosystem of small farmers and growers, address health and hunger disparities, and create new opportunities for people in this region through our campaign—we center our commitment to equity across Washington state. 

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By shifting the center of our operations to the center of our state, we will tap into the Yakima Valley’s rich network of farms, orchards—with widespread benefits.

FOOD ACCESS

We will deliver a higher volume of food across our state more quickly to help more people get the food they need across Washington.

DIGNITY & HEALTH

We will increase our capacity for delivering and storing nutritious foods that help people and families prepare balanced and delicious meals with dignity.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

We will make a major investment in the Yakima Valley by creating quality jobs, supporting local farmers and growers, and engaging community members and partners to design a true community space.

A brand-new 10.6 acre Yakima campus will help fight hunger across our state.

  • We will double our distribution space, from 95,000 sq. ft. today to 200,000 sq. ft. over 10.6 acres
  • More space will quadruple our capacity to distribute fresh fruits and vegetables statewide
  • Over 10 times the temperature-controlled space will extend food’s shelf-life and offer cold storage for farmers
  • Larger freezers allow more storage of meat, fish, and dairy
  • A no-cost onsite grocery store, designed with community input, will bring more nutritious food within reach for the Yakima Valley
  • 40 new permanent, living-wage jobs will result from this project for the local community
Architect rendering of the market. Parking lot with cars and landscaping.

A future without hunger in Washington state is possible.

When we enrich the Yakima Valley’s ecosystem of small farmers and growers, address health and hunger disparities, and create new opportunities for people in this region through our campaign—we center our commitment to equity across Washington.

Join us in taking our community’s next big step toward a hunger-free future.

Northwest Harvest’s Yakima Distribution Center will open in December 2022 at 1819 Fruitvale Boulevard. Our no-cost onsite grocery store will follow in March 2023. For questions about the campaign, please contact Jason Kildall here.

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“At Northwest Harvest, we refuse to accept hunger as inevitable for our neighbors and community. This new Yakima campus will be a significant force in the fight for food security for all Washingtonians and a major investment in our local farms and communities.”

             – Thomas Reynolds, chief executive officer, Northwest Harvest