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How to volunteer with Northwest Harvest

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KHQ.COM - Northwest Harvest is Washington's own statewide hunger relief agency. Their mission is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Their vision is ending hunger in Washington.

WA Hunger Facts:

  • In 2016, around 1 in 8 Washingtonians did not get enough food to meet their basic nutritional needs.
  • In the nation, Washington is firmly in the middle of the pack, ranking as the 25th hungriest state.
  • In Washington, the number of people living in poverty significantly decreased over the last year, but nonetheless, nearly 1 in 9 Washingtonians lived below the poverty line in 2016.
  • 1 in 5 kids in Washington state lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table. 
  • 1 in 7 Washingtonians relies on SNAP (food stamps), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is severely threatened by budget cuts. Half of all people on SNAP are kids.
  • The majority of working-age Washingtonians who live in poverty are actively working or looking for work.
  • Since the start of the recession in 2008, Washington has cut more than $12 billion in discretionary spending from our state's operating budget, all in the areas of public safety, higher education and basic needs services.
  • 1 in 6 Washingtonians relies on their local food bank.

To volunteer, visit www.Northwestharvest.org and complete a volunteer application.

The age minimum for volunteering is 3rd grade – one of the younger volunteer ages available in Spokane

We offer a variety of 2-hour shifts weekdays, weeknights, and Saturday’s

We welcome special groups & organizations to create their own volunteer event

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