Full Sail Brewery chose the summer months in particular to support Food Lifeline, as this is the time of year when children are no longer enrolled in school programs that give access to free and low-cost meal programs. Many of these children have no other method of being fed, and often go hungry. As the summer is also the top season for profit for the Brewery, it presents as a natural solution.
"There are about 75,000 children in western Washington who depend on the school meal programs to be fed. The summer months are a critical time for us to reach these children and ensure they do not go hungry," said Linda Nageotte, President and CEO of Food Lifeline. "We are so pleased that Full Sail has seen this need and has stepped up to help fill the gap with food or our children."
Lloyd Hammel, an owner of Full Sail Brewing Company, says "This is a perfect opportunity for the public to support local craft beers, to support local food banks, and to support Albertson's." This year, there is 100% participation in all Albertson's stores across the Northwest. Because of the success in previous years, Full Sail has increased its support from donating $0.50 per case up to $1.00, hoping to further increase the amount given to feed local children.
About Food Lifeline
Food Lifeline is the Western Washington member of America's Second Harvest, the Nation's Food Bank Network. Food Lifeline is the largest food-distribution agency in Washington, procuring and distributing more than 21 million pounds of food to over 300 local food banks, meal programs and shelters serving more than 560,000 hungry children, families and individuals in 17 counties.
About Full Sail Brewing Company:
Full Sail is an independent employee-owned brewery dedicated to operating their brewery in the most socially and environmentally sustaining manner possible, while producing world-class ales and lagers of the highest quality.
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