|Mission statement||The mission of Northwest Harvest is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health.|
|Service(s) description||During the school year we offer the Three Squares program which is a weekend backpack program for high-need schools. This helps to fill the gap on the weekends when children considered high-need may not have access to food. The Kids Summer Food Club rounds out our services by providing kid-friendly foods throughout summer in high-need geographical areas.|
|Program impact||We serve a diverse mix of partner programs, including food banks, meal programs and high need schools. We distributed nearly 28 million pounds of food through this network last year—equivalent to 22 million meals.|
Community programs are organized into categories known as Community School Elements. All community programs associated with Northwest Harvest are listed below and each program may be provided at 1 or more schools. You can use the 'Show Details' buttons to learn more about each program.
Basic Needs (1 program)
Programs that support students and families in receiving and accessing resources related to hunger and food security, housing insecurity/homelessness, clothing, hygiene products, and other necessities.
Expanded Learning (1 program)
Programs that provide opportunities outside of the regular school day to practice and reinforce the skills students are learning in the classroom, to get exposure to new and different areas that may spark their interest and curiosity, and to cultivate strong social emotional skills and mindsets.