Davis Law Group, P.S. is proud to announce the launch of our 2016 Holiday Food Drive, donations for which will support local nonprofit agency Northwest Harvest in its quest to eliminate hunger in Seattle and throughout the state of Washington.
From October 17th through December 31st, members of the Davis Law Group team will be collecting food from the generous people of our community who would like to help provide resources for those less fortunate. In addition to providing multiple donation boxes in the lobby of the Fourth and Blanchard Building – located at 2101 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle – we will also be promoting donation efforts among our own staff members, partner law firms, and other influencers in the local community.
In Washington state, approximately one out of every eight people – and one out of every five children – struggle with food security and hunger, and nearly 50% are children or elderly. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ranked Washington the 23rd-hungriest state in the country in 2014, and studies show that more and more people in our community are reliant on food banks for assistance.
About Northwest Harvest
Northwest Harvest was established in 1967 and is the only nonprofit food bank distributor serving the entire state of Washington. According to the organization’s website:
1. Northwest Harvest is independent, local and “home grown.” Our philosophy is a little different: we charge nothing for the food we provide, and ask that our food be given freely to anyone who needs it, respecting their dignity while serving their need.
2. Our statewide capacity allows us to reach people who might otherwise go hungry. Warehouses across the state mean we can reach even underserved, rural communities. Sometimes, we’re the only help small food banks have.
3. We are committed to lifting up the voices of those in need to fight the root causes of hunger. Read real stories and sign up for advocacy alerts at northwestharvest.org.
4. We are committed to nutrition. Half of those we serve are children and the elderly, so we provide nutritious food—2/3 is fruits and vegetables.
The food we collect will be delivered directly to Northwest Harvest’s warehouse in Kent at the conclusion of the drive, where it will be checked for quality before being sorted and distributed to more than 380 food banks and meal programs throughout Washington state. We hope you’ll consider supporting us in our efforts to bring food to needy families in our community.
How & Where to Donate
Northwest Harvest requests that food donations be nonperishable boxed or canned food. Shelf-stable food with the lowest saturated fats and refined carbohydrates are the preferred since they last the longest and can be stored more easily. Below is a list of suggested items, per the organization’s website:
General food items:
- Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low salt, sugar and saturated fats
- Canned fruit, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners)
- Canned fish or meat
- Peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred)
- Canned vegetables (low sodium)
- Brown rice
- Whole grain pastas
- Canned tomato sauces
- Shelf-stable milk
Infant and baby foods:
- Baby formula
- Jars of baby food
- Powdered or canned milk
- Infant cereal
- Baby diapers
You may contact the event organizer by email at "info (at) davislawgroupseattle.com" with any questions, or simply drop your donation(s) off in the Northwest Harvest bin in the lobby of our building, next to the elevator kiosk near the entry doors. You can find contact information and directions to our building below:
Fourth & Blanchard Building (Wikipedia Link)
A.K.A. "The Darth Vader Building"
2101 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121