Healthy Communities Top Priority for Washington’s Primary Food Bank

To ensure the people of Washington State have access to nutritious food and good health, the DRI Foundation has provided a donation to Northwest Harvest. 

Northwest Harvest is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, it provides nearly 2 million meals every month.

Outlining their response to the COVID-19 outbreak, CEO Thomas Reynolds wrote for the Seattle Times:

“We are doing what we do best—distributing healthy food to locations throughout Seattle and across the state .… Though our mobile outreach, we are providing thousands of ready-to-eat meals along with shelf-stable meal boxes each week to dozens of community locations throughout King, Pierce, Yakima, and Spokane counties.”

He also detailed the organization’s curbside services, adjusted work schedules for staff and volunteers, and work with policy makers to better serve vulnerable communities.

The DRI Foundation is proud to support such nonprofit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. 100 percent of the money collected for the Global Pandemic Fund will go to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities. Click here to donate.