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Northwest Harvest Popcorn Swap

We’ve been a proud supporter of Northwest Harvest for many years now, and we’re always excited to bring in our audiences to do good, too.

You see, we would love to donate all our unsold popcorn to Washington’s statewide hunger relief agency after every show, but popcorn really doesn’t keep very well.

That’s where you come in.

Since November 2015, we’ve been proud to swap nonperishable food donations for a free small popcorn as our way of saying thanks. You can do it, too!

Simply show your donation to the volunteers in our concessions stand when ordering your snacks, place the donation in the Northwest Harvest donation box beneath the counter, and enjoy your freshly popped popcorn. Limit one small popcorn per person per show, please . . . but don’t let that stop you from bringing multiple items to donate!

If you’re excited but not sure what to donate, here is what Northwest Harvest recommends:

Northwest Harvest can use any nonperishable food or monetary donations. If you prefer to donate food, select shelf-stable food with the lowest saturated fats and refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour). We buy white rice, beans, oats, pasta and tomato products in bulk, so we encourage you to donate other items. Here are some suggestions (ranked by importance):

General food items:

  • Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low salt, sugar and saturated fats
  • Canned fruit, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners)
  • Canned fish or meat
  • Peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred)
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  • Brown rice
  • Whole grain pastas
  • Tomato products and canned sauces
  • Shelf-stable milk

Infant and baby foods:

  • Baby formula
  • Jars of baby food
  • Powdered or canned milk
  • Infant cereal

We also accept baby diapers.

So there you have it. Plenty of ways to help plus a crunchy, salty reward for being a good person. It’s just another way we practice improv for good.