Statewide Hunger Response Network
Northwest Harvest’s hunger relief network is comprised of more than 350 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools as unique as the communities they serve. We provide food to these programs to supplement their other sources of support.
Northwest Harvest has a process in place to add partner programs in our Hunger Response Network annually to coincide with the fiscal year calendar. Applications are sent out starting in February, and completed documents must be returned to Northwest Harvest by May to be considered for the fiscal year starting July 1.
To learn more about applying for partnership in Northwest Harvest's Hunger Response Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (toll free): 1.877.353.7469.
Regional Distribution Partners
Northwest Harvest has a special relationship with the organizations below. We coordinate transportation of large donations, repack frozen vegetables and bulk food, conduct joint purchases and share surplus product with each other.
Emergency Food Network is a regional distributor serving Pierce County, distributing nearly 15.1 million pounds of food to 74 programs without fees. They also operate the eight-acre organic Mother Earth Farm that grows about 150,000 pounds of fresh produce for food banks and meal programs.
Coastal Harvest Distribution Center distributes over 1 million pounds of food to approximately 40 programs in Grays Harbor, Pacific, Mason, Wahkiakum, Thurston and Lewis Counties. This regional distributor conducts a program with the Department of Fisheries that results in about 200,000 pounds of salmon fillets for food banks statewide, distributed through Northwest Harvest.
Rotary First Harvest gathers 7.5-10 million pounds of produce annually from Washington State food producers. Rotary First Harvest serves as a broker, securing food donations, arranging transportation and directing them to emergency food distributors throughout the state. Additionally, they ship surplus food to California and Arizona in exchange for surplus food in those states.