Feeding Washington connects produce from agricultural suppliers to food banks who distribute those fresh fruits and vegetables to our neighbors in need. Partner with Feeding Washington to support this work.
Feeding Washington relies on the generosity of our food donors. By partnering with Feeding Washington, food industry donors can ensure this fresh and nutritious product fills a need and an empty stomach.
Food industry partners are the primary source of donated food used to end hunger in the state of Washington. Donating to Feeding Washington is an efficient and effective way to be part of a statewide solution to hunger. Food safety and protecting the quality of donated products are top priorities. Your donation of farm-fresh, locally grown produce will make a difference in the health and wellness of hungry families, children and seniors in Washington and beyond.
Some examples of the types of donations we accept are Number 2 or imperfect produce, and excess/unmarketable loads, both bulk and cased.
Besides helping the thousands of people in need in communities across Washington, and millions more across the country, donating also has other benefits. These include:
- Federal Tax Incentives
- Reduced Storage and Disposal Costs
- Product Pickup
- Food Safety Standards
- Federal Good Samaritan Act
Because of the abundance of produce in the region and the generosity of our donors, Feeding Washington is able to not only support hunger relief efforts in Washington but also to supply produce to the rest of the Feeding America food bank network across the country. Feeding Washington is happy to connect with food banks and state associations to support the work being done in communities throughout America.
Throughout the year we have a variety of items available, including a constant supply of apples, onions and potatoes. Food banks or state associations interested in arranging planned loads or discussing other load opportunities can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 in 7 people in Washington struggle with food insecurity and 1 in 5 children don’t always have enough to eat. Feeding Washington, along with our two members Food Lifeline in Seattle and Second Harvest in Spokane, is working to change this.
We promote healthy eating by reconnecting food and health through access, education and empowerment. Often fresh fruits and vegetables are among the first items cut from a grocery budget but we feed 900,000 people across the state with this fresh, nutritious produce and then send the excess to those in need nationwide.