Community Involvement

We believe that there is a clear connection between the health and profitability of a company and the general wellbeing of the community in which it does business.

The following is a list of links to some of the organizations we support in their efforts to improve the quality of life in our communities. We encourage you to visit these sites to learn more about their valuable work.

Food Lifeline
FoodLifeline Working with the food industry and its surpluses, Food Lifeline comes up with creative solutions to stopping hunger, including redirecting good food from manufacturers, farmers, grocery stores and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste. They provide 82,000 meals a day to local food assistance programs, and that, combined with our policy work, creates a sustainable approach to hunger.
farestart_logoA culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Since 1992, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 7,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 6 million meals to disadvantaged men, women, and children.
Second Harvest
2ndHarvest_logoFighting hunger, feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships. Second Harvest helps 250 partner food banks, meal centers and other programs feed hungry people in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Almost half of the donated food that Second Harvest distributes each year is wholesome fresh produce. The fresh produce and other nutritious groceries fill the nutritional gap for children, families and seniors in need.
Taste of the Nation / Share Our Strength
TOTNShare Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation is the nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry.  We’re working to end child hunger in America by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions that break down the barriers that keep kids from healthy food.
Oregon Food Bank
OFB is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting hunger and its root causes. Food from a variety of sources moves through our warehouses to a network of eighteen regional food banks across Oregon and 280 local agencies in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties as well as Clark County, Washington.
Ecological Farming Association
ecoFarm_logoThe Ecological Farming Association, formerly the Committee for Sustainable Agriculture, is a nonprofit educational organization that promotes ecologically sound agriculture. When you support the Eco-Farm Association, you are supporting a new vision for our food system where strengthening soils, protecting air and water quality, encouraging diverse ecosystems, and honoring rural life are all part of producing healthful food.
Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland
spfSkagitonians to Preserve Farmland exists to ensure the economic viability of Skagit County agriculture and its required infrastructure through farmland protection, advocacy, research, education, and public awareness.
City of Hope
cohLogoCity of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases, guided by a compassionate patient-centered philosophy and supported by a national foundation of humanitarian philanthropy.
The Food Alliance
food-allianceThe Food Alliance (TFA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable agriculture by recognizing and rewarding farmers who produce food in environmentally and socially responsible ways, and educating consumers and others in the food system about the benefits of sustainable agriculture.
Provender Alliance
provender-allianceA united voice for producers, sellers and consumers of natural foods on issues such as food safety, food justice, ethical business practices, sustainable agriculture and environmental integrity
The Organic Trade Association
ota_logoOTA is the membership-based business association for the organic industry in North America. OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people’s lives and the environment.
Tilth Producers of Washington
tilthTilth Producers promotes ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable farming practices that improve the health of our communities and natural environment.
United Way of King County
uwkcBringing caring people together to give, volunteer, and take action to help people in need and solve our community’s toughest challenges. United Way of King County supports a strong base of the human services that are essential to keeping our community strong, such as after-school activities, domestic violence prevention, senior services, disaster preparation and job training programs.
ChildhavenlogoChildhaven is the only nonprofit organization in King County dedicated to the mission of healing young and vulnerable victims of abuse while breaking the cycle that leads to more hurt, more trauma.
Rainier Scholars
RainierScholarsCultivating the academic potential of talented and motivated young scholars from ethnic minority backgrounds.  By offering access to exceptional educational opportunities and ongoing comprehensive support to our scholars, we work to increase their college graduation rates and to develop new generations of leaders.
March of Dimes
march_of_dimesIn local communities across the country, we’re helping moms take charge of their health, and supporting families when something goes wrong. The March of Dimes also acts globally: sharing best practices in perinatal health and helping improve birth outcomes where the needs are the most urgent.
Solid Ground
solidgroundWorking to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty in the greater Seattle area. We believe our community can move beyond poverty and oppression to a place where all people have access to quality housing, nutritious food, equal justice and opportunities to thrive.
Global Partnerships
global_logoFounded in 1994, Global Partnerships (GP) is a nonprofit social investor based in Seattle, Washington, and Managua, Nicaragua, whose mission is to expand opportunity for people living in poverty. GP invests in exceptional microfinance organizations and cooperatives, our partners, which serve hundreds of thousands of people in need with microloans and other life-changing services to help them earn a living and improve their lives.
YMCA of Greater Seattle
ymcaThe YMCA an inclusive organization of men, women and children with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.

To build a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.

YWCA of SeattleymcaYWCA’s mission is to advance the quality of life for women of all ages, races and faiths, and their families. In support of this mission, the YWCA provides services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, reduce violence, eliminate racism and achieve equal opportunities for all people.
Washington Women In Need
wwinlogoWWIN is a community-supported non-profit organization that provides funding for education and health care for women in need in Washington state. We believe that by improving the lives of  women, we improve the lives of their families and the strength of our community.