Mission: The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State.
Results: We distributed more than 32 million pounds of food last year alone, allowing us to serve unprecedented numbers of hungry people.
Target demographics: The hungry
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 370 partner programs
Geographic areas served: Washington State
Programs: Three Squares backpack program for kids; Growing Connections program to foster farm-to-food-bank programs; Cherry Street Food Bank; distribution of over 32 million pounds of food each year.
Volunteered during the King 5 Hometeam Heroes food drive last winter. I was a sign waiver and cash counter. They provided volunteers with coffee, donuts, breakfast sandwiches/burritos and local Seattle chocolate. Everyone was extremely friendly and it was well organized. I would definitely volunteer again.