Did you know that one in five Washington children lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table? A surprisingly high number of our neighbors, friends, and families are in need of nutritious food.
Luckily, there are local businesses fighting hunger in our community.
Western Washington Honda Dealers has partnered with Northwest Harvest this holiday season to feed families and schools in need. From now until December 30, you can drop off non-perishable food items at your local Western Washington Honda Dealer, and Northwest Harvest will distribute your donation to a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools across the state. (Don’t have time to stop by? Text WWHD to 41444 to make a monetary donation.)
What type of food should you donate? Northwest Harvest buys white rice, beans, oats, pasta, and tomato products in bulk, so they encourage you to give other items. Here’s what they suggest (items are ranked by importance):
General food items:
- Beef stew, chili, and similar meals with low salt, sugar, and saturated fats
- Low-sugar canned fruit (but please, none with artificial sweeteners)
- Canned fish or meat
- Peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred)
- Low-sodium canned vegetables
- Brown rice
- Whole grain pasta
- Canned tomato sauces
- Shelf-stable milk
Infant and baby foods/items:
- Baby formula
- Jars of baby food
- Powdered or canned milk
- Infant cereal
- Baby diapers
With your help, we can make for happy holidays in every Washington household this year.