Throughout Washington State, recent economic troubles have led to a drastic uptick in hunger. Up to 192,400 households statewide—as many as one in seven—don't have enough to eat, an increase of more than 35% during recent years. Nonprofit Northwest Harvest provides nutritious food to individuals and households in need through its network of more than 325 meal programs, at-risk elementary schools, and food banks across the state, including its own Cherry Street Food Bank in Seattle.
A combatant in the fight against hunger for more than 40 years, Northwest Harvest procured more than 20 million pounds of food for distribution in the last fiscal year alone. The organization is able to feed a family of three for just $0.67 per meal and is committed to providing nutritious, healthful fare—two-thirds of the foods it distributes are fruit and vegetables. Northwest Harvest's partner programs supply anyone who comes in for assistance with food; no identification, address, or proof of need is required.
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Northwest Harvest took root more than four decades ago when a group of community leaders got together to empower underserved people. The group learned that hunger was one of the largest causes for concern in Seattle and beyond. As the years passed, Northwest Harvest's leaders found that it was more than the underserved populations who experienced food insecurity, and in fact many out-of-work middle-class families were in the same situation. So they worked to establish a partnership network of more than 325 food banks and meal programs to help extend their reach and supply nutritious food to people across the state.
Today Northwest Harvest focuses on delivering healthful meals and teaching families about nutrition while reducing overall hunger in a way that respects individual dignity. With the organization's partnership network, thousands of volunteers prepare more than 1.6 million healthful meals every month with adequate servings of fruit and vegetables. Furthermore, the distribution centers are spaced across the region to ensure rural and urban communities have an equal access to food.