Agricultural and Food Processor Partnerships
Northwest Harvest makes it easy for growers and processors to join in the statewide effort of feeding Washington’s hungry.
Over many years working closely with the agricultural industry, we have come to appreciate the fact that many in the agricultural business don’t want their food to go to waste. Northwest Harvest provides growers and processors with the opportunity to put this food—the result of your labor and dedication—to good use.
When you need to move product that will not have success in the market, we step in to help you:
- avoid a disposal fee
- clear your facility storage space to be free for new product
- avoid the costs of repackaging and handling because we accept product in bulk
- potentially receive a tax deduction for donating rather than disposing of your product
- avoid adding to your local landfill
- contribute to the overall health and strength of your community
Northwest Harvest is uniquely positioned to serve the agricultural industry most effectively.
- We have the capacity to take bulk product repackage it with our volunteer resources.
- We can handle very large quantities of product and facilitate the distribution to multiple small food banks, sparing growers from making multiple arrangements with several small agencies.
- With our extensive network of trucking resources including our own fleet, we are able to respond quickly to growers and pick up their product in a timely manner.
- We have the capacity to safely handle and distribute perishable products with climate-controlled vehicles and storage, thereby ensuring no liability to the growers.
- We have more than 45 years of experience in the food distribution industry.
- Thanks to solid reputation and name recognition in the state, a partnership with Northwest Harvest is good for public image and for business.
To learn more, please contact Mike Regis, Director of Procurement and Outreach, at 206.923.7448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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