At Food Lifeline, we have developed a variety of innovative and award-winning programs that allow us to provide more than 35 million pounds of food to hungry people every year.
Removes the hurdles that keep local organizations from mounting the resources needed to run meal sites for children during summer, and after school snack and dinner programs during the school year. Learn more .
Secures large donations of wholesome food from generous donors representing sectors of the food industry such as farmers, manufacturers, processors, retailers and wholesalers. Full Plate donations are collected at our Seattle Distribution Center and then distributed out to our member agencies. Learn more .
Collects highly perishable, nutritious food and delivers it to over 50 meal programs and also partners these agencies with direct pickups from local restaurants, hotels and other food service providers. Learn more.
Collects nutritious, fresh, but unmarketable produce from local wholesalers for distribution to food banks for people who may otherwise lack access to such food. Learn more.
Gathers food and grocery items from local grocery stroes, increasing the volume and variety of food for hungry individuals and families at our member agencies. Learn more.
Purchases a consistent menu of highly desired products that are not often available as donations, providing member agencies with access to more of the food and grocery items their clients need and want. Learn more.
Enables agency coalitions to make large-scale purchases through Food Lifeline, stretching their food purchase dollars farther, and allowing them to augment their supplies of donated food with targeted purchases of the items they most need.
Last year, nearly 9,000 volunteers donated over 43,000 hours of their time at Food Lifeline. That's the equivalent of more than 20 full time employees! Volunteers help sort and repackage food, as well as help with fundraising events, mailings and administrative work. For more information on how you can volunteer, please click here.
Food Lifeline's Product Recovery Center (PRC) receives donations of damaged or distressed food as well as donations through community food drives. With the help of volunteers, the PRC sorts the food and retains what is safe and usable for human consumption. For more information about the Product Recovery Center, please click here.