Our work

We focus on projects that present real change opportunities measured by human impact. We are innovators and big thinkers with a practical slant. We deliver a unique approach to big issues and the people who step up to address them. We know food and understand the complexities and value of creating healthy food systems.

Case studies:


grocery rescue assessment

Northwest Food Alliance is working with Seattle Public Utilities to assess grocery rescue operations Seattle grocery retailers. This work focuses on how grocers can improve quality and quantity of donated food while reducing food and packaging waste. Read the key findings summary here -or- watch the latest virtual meeting here.

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mary's place seattle

The team at Northwest Food Alliance was engaged with Mary’s Place from 2017 to 2019 to assess, review and provide recommendations for their meal program and food donation policy. Learn more about the programs at Mary’s Place here.


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Food Rescue Innovation

Northwest Food Alliance is committed to exploring innovative solutions at the intersection of food insecurity and food waste. In partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, we convene diverse stakeholders to foster innovation and collaboration.  Read the Executive Summary here.

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Technical Assistance to Food Banks & Meal Programs

With the support of Seattle Public Utilities, Northwest Food Alliance is working with local agencies to increase food stability, prevent food waste, and support a more resilient food system. Read the project summary here.

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We are proud to support the work of Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley and Gethsemane Lutheran Church on this project, which provides quality meals to those in need during this difficult time. Read the 2020 report here.

Our principal consultants have an extensive background in project management, program design, research staff training, and community-based food projects. Past project partners include: