Northwest Harvest received official notice Feb. 27 that they have 12 months to vacate the Cherry Street Food Bank located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, where it has faithfully served the community for over 35 years. The land owner, Trinity Parish Church, sent Northwest Harvest the 12-month notice, in preparation to have the location developed into a 30-story mixed-use residential tower constructed by Caydon Property Group,a developer from Australia.
On average, Cherry Street Food Bank serves nearly 5,000 people each week – providing fresh fruits and vegetables, basic food staples, baby formula, and a variety of other nutritious and substantive food for families, children, seniors, single parents, veterans, and all others who find themselves in need.
It is not currently known when daily operations at the Food Bank will change due to this displacement. Northwest Harvest is committed to keeping all its stakeholders (customers, volunteers, staff, donors, and neighbors) well informed. The loss of Cherry Street Food Bank will have no immediate impact on Northwest Harvest’s current distribution of food to its statewide network of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools.
Northwest Harvest is looking for community support in their quest to find a new home for the Food Bank. If you have information on a property, please contact Jordan Rubin at 206.923.7426. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help Northwest Harvest find a new home, please visit northwestharvest.org.