With so many people losing their jobs, schools closed, and overall uncertainty an overwhelming amount of pressure is being placed on organizations like Northwest Harvest. We are providing this campaign as way to help if you want. Your donation would go a long way in helping provide much needed food relief to those facing hard times right now.
Below is from NW Harvest:
The COVID-19 virus does not discriminate. It is a human disease and not the fault of any one race. Yet the disease does have disproportionately negative impacts on individuals and communities that struggle with hunger and poverty. These communities face roadblocks to opportunities put in place by an inequitable system that does discriminate. As a result, they lack resources to afford basic needs—a struggle that’s exacerbated further in times of crisis.
The effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 relies heavily on social distancing. It’s a necessity—but it creates unique hardships for struggling families. Each day schools are closed means kids are at risk of missing nutritious meals provided daily at their school. The lack of affordable childcare or reduction of hours worked means missed or reduced paychecks. Stockpiling emergency supplies of food is a daunting expense—especially when you can barely afford to eat on a day-by-day basis.
About Northwest Harvest Northwest Harvest is Washington’s leading hunger relief agency – supporting a statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools. Focused on improving equity in our food system, Northwest Harvest believes everyone in Washington should have consistent access to nutritious food that feeds the body, mind, and spirit. In addition to making sure those who suffer from hunger have increased access to healthy food, Northwest Harvest aims to shift public opinion, as well as impact institutional policies and societal practices that perpetuate hunger, poverty, and disparities in our state.