Northwest Harvest expansion allows for more food, volunteers

Northwest Harvest expansion allows for more food, volunteers

YAKIMA, Wash.-- Stopping hunger in Yakima County is the goal of Northwest Harvest. Some new space is allowing it to grow.

In places like this, the fight to end hunger is becoming more attainable. Northwest Harvest nearly doubled its space, which gives more room for all the food they store. That food is goes to food banks and other meal programs. A bigger space means room for even more volunteers. Coordinators tell me it's a blessing and a curse because the need for more space means people are still going hungry.

"We would love to put ourselves out of business but that doesn't seem to be happening very quickly," Northwest Harvest CEO Shelley Rotondo said. "Since the beginning of the great recession, the need has almost doubled in our state and in the Yakima community, that is no exception."

One in four kids right here in Yakima struggle with hunger.