WA Food Fund

WA Food Fund


As communities in Washington continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, there are far too many people without enough to eat. WA Food Fund is raising money to keep food banks and pantries stocked, in cities and rural communities across our state.

The lines outside food banks continue to grow longer every day while they struggle to meet crushing demand. 

Fighting hunger in our state is one step in addressing the widespread economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak — and the racial inequities COVID-19 has magnified. Lack of access to healthy food is — and has long been — a symptom of systemic racism that Black and Latinx communities face. By contributing what you can now, we can shape a more equitable road to recovery and make sure there’s food on every table across our state. 

Not All Washingtonians Are Getting Enough to Eat

Over 2 million Washingtonians don’t have enough to eat. That’s more than double the number of people than before the virus outbreak.

“Kids shouldn’t need to know you’re rationing.” - Lisa

Your donation will help families like Lisa’s. Her husband recently lost his part-time job due to COVID19, leaving her as the sole provider for her family of four. She’s concerned not only about keeping her family fed, but also making sure her kids feel a sense of normalcy through this crisis — “Kids shouldn’t need to know you’re rationing.” Even though times are tough for Lisa and her family right now, she’s grateful for food banks your donation will support.

What is the WA Food Fund?

WA Food Fund is a relief fund that supports food banks and pantries across the state so they can maintain their food supply and get food to families in need. 

Philanthropy Northwest is receiving donations and working directly with three food relief organizations — Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest and Second Harvest — to ensure that funds reach every corner of our state, and that food banks can procure the goods they need. A donation to this fund reaches your neighborhood food bank and countless others across the state.


All In WA

WA Food Fund is now a featured cause fund of All In WA, a new relief effort to help impacted workers and families across the state. Follow #allinwa and learn more:

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Other Ways to Support the WA Food Fund

  • Some community members have been inspired to become a fundraiser for the WA Food Fund. Learn how you can be a changemaker raising money to help your neighbors across Washington. 
  • Members of Philanthropy Northwest and other foundations may be interested in additional opportunities to support the WA Food Fund. If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to Philanthropy Northwest.
  • To learn how you can make a major gift to the WA Food Fund, please visit this special page.

To find out more, please contact us.

Philanthropy Northwest is honored to host pooled funds for the WA Food Fund Initiative. In this role, Philanthropy Northwest supports communication and coordination across the philanthropic network, including corporate funders, foundations and donors to help support fundraising efforts. In exchange for this support, Philanthropy Northwest receives a modest fee to cover its administration costs.