Feeding More for Less
2011 has been by far one of the most incredible years for Northwest Food Bank. We have fed more people, with less of a budget, then ever before in our 11 year history. Feeding over 118,600 people with 1.1 million pounds of food. Not without it’s challenges. This was done with one of our smallest budgets, due to the economy and overall donations being way down.
Northwest food bank partners with many companies and individuals around the northwest to collect and distribute food to those in need. We could not do all that we do with out the help of these partners:
Feed the Children,Walmart, Albertson's, McCain Foods, Mission Food Services, Simplot, Idaho Fish and Game, Costco, Aztec Foods, 211 Care Line and many more individuals and company donations.
Our Vision is to raise the standards of living, to above poverty level, of all homeless and low-income people in the Northwest.
The Mission of the Northwest Food Bank is to provide the fundamental needs of living – food, clothing and household
items – and improve the overall quality of life for homeless and low-income individuals and families in the three Northwest states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
We engage our volunteers and those who need assistance to inspire in them, a common sense of sharing, hope, respect, compassion and self-esteem.
Northwest Food Bank is a resource center that:
1) Distributes food, clothing and other household items to the homeless and low-income public.
2) Facilitates the distribution of surplus food to other food banks. And,
3) direct the homeless and low-income public to the proper places to receive other assistance they need to improve their quality of living.
Our Food Bank feeds and clothes needy people every day in the Northwestern States and depends on a daily stream of financial, food and clothing donations from individuals and corporations to make it happen.
Hunger In Idaho
Idaho's Hungriest Children Need Your Help! Over 12 million of our nation's children may go to bed hungry tonight. Last year in the US 43.6 million people were living at poverty levels. Here in Idaho over 66,000 children were food deprived and over 209,000 adults. Read More....