2018 Food Drive- Help us close the summer meal gap.

May 10, 2018

A & M Insurance is partnering with Northwest Harvest

June 1st thru July 1st, 2018

Help Us Close the Summer Meal Gap.

Bring in any donation during the drive and we will enter your name in a drawing to be held in July for a $25 Starbucks gift card.  If you leave a bag at our door make sure your name is in the bag so we know you left the donation, and can enter you in our drawing.

Children throughout our state will begin summer vacation in June.  Although children look forward to the fun and freedom that time out of school brings, for a surprising number it also means missing meals.  This is very concerning as mild malnutrition during the critical growth periods of childhood can stunt growth and impair brain development.

In fact, Renton School District reports show 4,027 or 57% of elementary students as of last February were on the free or reduced lunch program. Many working families rely on these meal programs and are left struggling during the summer months to feed their children.

Northwest Harvest can use any nonperishable food or monetary donations. Did you know Northwest Harvest can feed a family of three one nutritious meal for just 67 cents?  DONATE HERE. We have set a goal of $500. More than 90 cents of every dollar donated to Northwest harvest goes directly to food distribution.

If you prefer to donate food, select shelf-stable food.  Northwest Harvest buys white rice and beans in bulk, so we encourage you to donate other items. Here are some suggestions:

General food items:

Whole grain pastas
Brown rice
Tomato products
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners)
Canned fish or meat
Shelf-stable milk (canned or powder)
Canned soup,
Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low sugar and saturated fats
Peanut butter (plastic jars)

Infant and baby foods:

Baby formula
Canned milk
Infant cereal
Jars of baby food
They also accept baby diapers