We’ve come a long way, but the fight is far from over.
In April 2020, Governor Jay Inslee launched the WA Food Fund — a statewide initiative to support food banks and pantries across the state so they could maintain their food supply and get food to families in need.
Over the course of 2020, the WA Food Fund raised $13.1 million and secured over 9.4 million pounds of food — in no small part due to the generosity of Washingtonians everywhere. From individuals to institutions, your contributions helped us provide 7.7 million meals for families in our state.
The WA Food Fund has been crucial in supporting food banks and pantries statewide to sustain inventories of crucial non-perishable foods and emergency supplies.
Today, there are still far too many people without enough to eat. Communities continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, and we anticipate that Washington will grapple with the effects of food insecurity for months to come. The WA Food Fund urges you to directly support Washington’s largest food relief organizations — Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest and Second Harvest. Click on any of these logos to DONATE directly to these organizations.
In addition, you may choose to support local food organizations by volunteering, donating or contributing food. Here is a map for locations across Washington:
While we continue to reckon with the impact of the pandemic, we also recognize the ways it has brought together communities to build a more equitable road to recovery for all of us. We hope you will join us in continuing to keep food on every table and support our neighbors in need.