In Washington, one in 4 kids doesn't get enough to eat and during the summer months they don't have school meal programs to rely on. Every 22 cents donated will allow Northwest Harvest to provide a meal to a hungry child. Just 67 cents will feed an entire family this summer.
"Your donation during Mariners Fight Hunger Day will help fill food bank shelves across Washington," said Andrea Flatley, communications manager for Northwest Harvest. "Full shelves mean full bellies and that will give kids the energy to play ball this summer, allowing all of them the opportunity to dream big."
Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 350 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through the network, Northwest Harvest provides more than 1.7 million meals every month.
With distribution centers in western, eastern, coastal and central Washington, Northwest Harvest reaches rural communities where people in need would otherwise go hungry. Northwest Harvest distributed more than 26 million pounds of food last year, setting a distribution record.
The agency does not receive government funding and relies on donations from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations. For more information about Northwest Harvest, or to donate, call 206-625-0755 or log onto www.northwestharvest.org.