Hello from Norwescon Charities!
Once again, we have chosen Northwest Harvest as one of the charities we are supporting at NWC 37. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about the important work that they do.
The mission of Northwest Harvest is “to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State.”
Northwest Harvest provides food to over 350 food banks, community feeding programs, and at-risk schools via four distribution centers, located in eastern, central, coastal, and western Washington, reaching communities both rural and urban. Last year they donated over 26 million pounds of food; more than 70% of it was nutritious fruits and vegetables. Their administration costs are low — over 92% of their budget goes to distributing food to those in need.
Norwescon will have donation bins for nonperishable food in the lobby during the convention, and we will also be taking monetary donations. You can choose to make a donation when you register, and there will be people available at the convention to collect your donations as well (ribbon hounds take note: this is how last year’s “Yes, actually, I AM a superhero” ribbons were earned!). You can watch our progress during the convention: as the donations come in, our giving wall will be decorated with cans, representing the amount of donations raised. It is my hope that NW Harvest will beat last year’s donations!
Should you have any questions about this group or our work with them, please do not hesitate to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for taking a moment to read about this great group.