When we started In Harmony 22 years ago, one of our main goals was to help reconnect human beings to the planet. We wanted to move beyond “better living through chemicals” and help people understand how important Mother Nature’s wellbeing is and how her health is directly connected to our own wellbeing. Part of this message is how important good, healthy food is to a person’s wellness and to all of our lives.
With this in mind, we started a food drive for Northwest Harvest in 2004. We wanted to help an organization that is providing nutritious food to hungry people statewide and fighting to eliminate hunger.
Each autumn for the past 12 years we have picked up food from our great clients and delivered it to Northwest Harvest. Over that time we have collected almost 20 tons of food!
If you are a service client, you will receive a call this fall to remind you to leave out non-perishable food for Northwest Harvest. Our technicians will pick it up on a service visit, and we will deliver everything to the organization. We hope you will join us in supporting this important cause.
Northwest Harvest’s vision is that ample, nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State. The organization is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington. It manages a network of more than 380 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, Northwest Harvest provides more than two million meals every month.
Northwest Harvest is committed to nutrition and has decades of experience in promoting healthy eating while reducing hunger. They uphold high standards and ensure a supply of nutritious, in-demand products by purchasing a significant share of their food directly. Two-thirds of the food they provide consists of highly nutritious fruits and vegetables.
With distribution centers throughout Washington, Northwest Harvest reaches rural communities where people in need would otherwise go hungry. They require that their partner food banks provide Northwest Harvest food freely to anyone hungry enough to ask, respecting the clients’ dignity while serving their need. For 50 years Northwest Harvest has been committed to lifting up the voices of those in need across the state, and they are doing more today than ever before.
Last year, Northwest Harvest distributed more than 34 million pounds of food, setting a distribution record and allowing them to serve unprecedented numbers of hungry people. Northwest Harvest relies on your donations to help them achieve their mission. Every penny of their food and operating funds comes from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations, and 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to food distribution.
You can find more information at Northwestharvest.org. Northwest Harvest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.