The mission of Northwest Harvest is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Our vision is ending hunger in Washington.
Northwest Harvest is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, we provide nearly 2 million meals every month.
We are committed to nutrition. Northwest Harvest has decades of experience in promoting healthy eating while reducing hunger. We uphold high standards and ensure our supply of nutritious, in-demand products by purchasing a significant share of our food directly. Two-thirds of the food we provide consists of highly nutritious fruits and vegetables.
With distribution centers in western, eastern, coastal and central Washington, Northwest Harvest reaches rural communities where people in need would otherwise go hungry. We require that our partner food banks provide Northwest Harvest food freely to anyone in need, respecting our clients’ dignity while serving their need. For over 50 years we’ve been committed to lifting up the voices of those in need across the state, and we are doing more today than ever before.
We distributed nearly 22 million meals last year, serving people in need in every county in Washington. Northwest Harvest relies on your donations to help us achieve our mission. Every penny of our food and operating funds comes from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations, and 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to food distribution.
Northwest Harvest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.