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Northwest Harvest
Last updated on August 30, 2015


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.

Northwest Harvest is Washington's statewide hunger relief network. We collect and distribute food to more 370 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.

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 32 million pounds of food a year to more than 370 programs without fees of any kind.

Contact person: Jennifer Chew, Volunteer Manager, (phone), (email)

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


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

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

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Last updated on August 30, 2015

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