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Northwest Harvest Helping Feed Families Statewide

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PASCO, WA- Northwest Harvest partners with local food banks all over the state to help feed families. We talked with a representative out of Seattle about just how much of an impact they make yearly. 

Christina Wong is the Public Policy Manager for Northwest Harvest and she told us, "Northwest Harvest last year, we provided over 34 million pounds of food statewide that's equivalent to over 2 million pounds of food a month and 70% of what we give out to partner programs comes from donated products". 

Wong told us that they help families whose income just doesn't cover expenses and forces them to cut out meals because of financial struggles. She says rent, bills, gas and baby medicine are among some of the things that take precedence over groceries.