Adam for food driveIn honor of We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! and food insecurity themes highlighted throughout the story, Intiman Theatre has kicked-off a food drive that directly supports Northwest Harvest and Washington State families. Now through September 15, Intiman will be accepting nonperishable foods on-site at every performance and encourage ticket buyers and non-ticket buyers alike to stop by the lobby to drop off a donation.

Northwest Harvest buys white rice and beans in bulk, so those who can donate are encouraged to give other items. Some suggestions include:

General food items

Whole grain pastas
Brown rice
Tomato products
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners)
Canned fish or meat
Shelf-stable milk
Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low sugar and saturated fats

Infant and baby foods

Baby formula
Canned milk
Infant cereal
Jars of baby food
Powdered or canned milk
We also accept baby diapers

Interesting facts:

  • 1 in 4 children in Washington lives in a household that experiences food insecurity or hunger
  • State budget cuts have placed more families at high risk of hunger. More than 11,000 households in Washington saw their State Food Assistance benefits cut in half July 1, 2012.
  • The USDA ranked Washington the 14th hungriest state in the nation in 2011.
  • Washington’s food insecurity rate stand at 15%.