We hope you are staying safe in these challenging times!
We know that many of us will be receiving a stimulus check from the federal government and some of us do not urgently need the funds. If you are looking for ideas for donating some or part of your stimulus check, Quaker Voice has some suggestions for you.
- Local or statewide food banks and senior food programs, such as:
- NW Harvest, It has a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, they provide nearly 2 million meals every month.
- WA Food Fund, a statewide collaboration with local nonprofits and philanthropic organizations to raise money for hunger relief, which will be donated to three food distribution organizations: Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest, and Second Harvest.
- Second Harvest which serves EWA and Idaho.
- Food Lifeline sources millions of pounds of nutritious food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, and retailers that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to food banks, shelters, and meal programs.
- Groups that supply school children with food, such as Pantry Packs.
- Local homeless advocacy and service groups
- Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest (AIDNW), which serves immigrants detained in and released from the Northwest ICE Processing Center in Tacoma
- Groups fighting poverty, such as Hopelink
- And finally, Quaker Voice also needs donations to keep up our lobbying presence in Olympia. An anonymous donor will match funds up to $1200 for any donations that come in by May 31st.
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