NEW Hunger Coalition


NEW Hunger Coalition logoThe N.E.W. Hunger Coalition was originally convened by Bob Campbell, Chief Executive of Providence Health Care Stevens County (PHCSC) and Michele Sakurai, Manager of Pastoral Care and Mission (PHCSC) in Colville Washington. They were concerned by the many health related issues of hunger showing up dramatically in the medical system and wanted to do something to address hunger.  The first meeting of the Hunger Coalition was in September 2011. Members have been meeting monthly since then at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Colville WA.


FarmJam™ Music and Camping Festival is INDIE in a major way.  Thus, our mission is to support independent musicians who forge their own original path.  Then, we provide a quality experience for all attendees. In short, we connect indie bands to new fans.  This environment lets us bridge with the local community to promote agriculture and local food.  To help others, we also support a local rural nonprofit that works endlessly to better the lives of those who need a helping hand.  Proceeds benefit these causes.

Today, we announce the N.E.W. Hunger Coalition as the sole charitable beneficiary.  FarmJam will donate proceeds from ticket sales to supporting this important organization.

The N.E.W. Hunger Coalition is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization of 15 food banks and nine community partners in rural Northeast Washington.  This organization is leading the work towards stabilizing and strengthening the emergency food system while working to address the root causes of hunger in our communities.  In other words, the N.E.W. Hunger Coalition is working together to end hunger in Northeast Washington


Today, they are working to stabilize emergency food distribution while simultaneously working to address the root causes of hunger at a more sustainable and deeper level. Some of the issues addressed by the N.E.W. Hunger Coalition are unhealthy eating habits, little access to healthy produce and fruit, lack of gardening or cooking skills, how to budget or shop for healthy food, and availability of unhealthy food in our schools and communities.