NWMMB has grown rapidly in the four years since opening our doors. Collection, pasteurization, and distribution goals were exceeded. NWMMB has dispensed over 734,000 ounces of safe donor milk throughout NW communities. We have seen an increase in the demand for donor milk from hospitals, birthing centers, and the outpatient community. A charitable care program, named Evie’s Fund, was established as a resource for families for whom the milk processing fees are a barrier. Evie’s Fund has grown each year, which has allowed vulnerable infants to receive life-saving donor milk after hospital discharge. NWMMB plays a vital role in our region’s healthcare landscape.
During 2017, the NWMMB Board of Directors voted to approve a five-year Strategic Plan to support our responsibility as a community-oriented milk bank; focusing our energy, resources and staff hours toward accomplishing our mission of improving the health and survival of the Northwest’s most vulnerable infants.
Our Strategic Plan has Four Target Areas
Goal 1: Northwest Mothers Milk Bank will improve equitable access to human donor milk by increasing the number of hospitals we serve from 64 to 80 within the next five years.
Goal 2: Northwest Mothers Milk Bank will increase milk collection volumes by 15% and distribution volumes by 10% yearly.
Goal 3: Northwest Mothers Milk Bank will provide significant charitable care, through Evie's Fund, for families who are unable to afford milk processing fees.
Goal 4: Northwest Mothers Milk Bank will develop 4 new satellite distribution sites within the next five years.
Goal 1: Northwest Mothers Milk Bank will support work that is being done to increase breastfeeding rates in NW communities, with a specific focus on underserved and culturally diverse populations.
Goal 1: NWMMB will become a leader in providing professional quality evidence-based education to healthcare providers.
Goal 2: Northwest Mothers Milk Bank will promote and partner in research to advance science.
Goal 1: Northwest Mothers Milk Bank will develop and implement a plan to consolidate operations in a state-of-the-art facility in a new location within the next 5 years.