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Northwest Harvest
Last updated on March 7, 2014

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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.

Description:
Northwest Harvest is Washington's statewide hunger relief network. We collect and distribute food to more 360 independent food banks, hot meal programs and elementary school programs throughout the state. We operate the state's largest food bank (by volume of people served), the Cherry Street Food Bank in downtown Seattle. Our support comes exclusively from individuals, community and religious groups, foundations, corporations and the food industry. Remaining true to our mission, we stay close to those we serve. Treat people with kindness and respect. Honor the privacy of donors and the people we serve. Operate simply and cost effectively.

History:
In response to the social and political unrest of the late 60's, the religious community of Seattle formed the Ecumenical Metropolitan Ministry. Spurred on by the Boeing layoffs of the late 60's, EMM established Northwest Harvest as an effective and efficient hunger response program which has since grown into a statewide network supplying more than 30 million pounds of food a year to more than 360 programs without fees of any kind.

Contact people:

 Jennifer Chew, Volunteer Manager, (phone), (email)
Jeri Chonle /Cherry Street Food Bank, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)


Main office number: (206) 625-0755
Office fax number: (206) 625-7518

Address:

 P.O. Box 12272
Seattle, WA 98102
This location is handicap accessible

Web Site: http://www.northwestharvest.org

Miscellaneous Information

Liability
Yes
Does your organization welcome court-ordered community service volunteers?
No
Does your organization have volunteer positions for youth 12-18?
Yes
Last updated on March 7, 2014

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