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Jumpstarting the Holidays



Northwest Harvest Warehouse


On Saturday about fifteen friends and I worked an afternoon shift at the Northwest Harvest Warehouse. We spent two hours packing oats into family-size portions. We processed 5500 pounds of oats. It’s amazing what a few people can do.

NW Harvest keeps their overhead costs very, very low and much of this is due to the volunteers who help out. This means if you donate cash to NW Harvest most of it goes to buying food (and their buying power is awesome) to help those in need. They distribute food to over 300 food banks in Washington.

It’s a great organization, one I’ve supported for years. If you are in Washington I encourage you to support the agency in whatever way you can – $$, canned goods, labor – or if you are outside of Washington find a local food bank and give them a hand.

After our work shift, we gathered at Via Tribunali in Georgetown to refuel. They have a really nice room for large groups.  We had a great meal as we continued to build the camaraderie and community among us.

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Via Tribunali Georgetown


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