Each year we honor and celebrate our co-founder Danny Lewin's spirit with Danny Lewin Community Care Days globally in the month of September. These days are when employees are encouraged to work together to celebrate Danny's life by giving back to our local communities.
As a result of COVID-19, the number of Washingtonians who cannot put food on their tables has more than doubled. Over the last few months, Northwest Harvest has worked with partners all over the state to get healthy food where it’s needed.
Northwest Harvest has dramatically increased their distribution of nutritious food to partner food banks and meal programs. Their partners are finding ways to safely deliver and package food for pick-up so people can get what they need for their families to stay healthy.
One million Washington residents visited a food bank in the past year.
1 in 10 Washingtonians consistently struggle with hunger.
1 in 6 Washington kids live in a household that faces challenges in putting enough food on the table.
1 in 8 Washingtonians live below the poverty line.
1 in 8 Washingtonians relies on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to purchase food. Half of all people on SNAP are kids.
The majority of working-age Washingtonians living in poverty are working or actively looking for work. Many work more than one job.
Washington State ranks 10th in the country in overall wealth—and ranks 34th in food insecurity.
Please take time to help them and support their goal of helping feed Washingtonians that are struggling to put food on their table this season.