Food Lifeline was selected in 2011 by Regence BlueShield in Washington to be one of its Community Partner Organizations (CPOs). As part of this three-year partnership, Regence supports Food Lifeline’s mission to end hunger in our community through grant support, event support, board member involvement, featured placement in the Regence Employee Giving Campaign, and employee volunteer support.
Regence has provided Food Lifeline with a $200,000 grant to fund the creation of an innovative children’s feeding program. This is just one of many ways in which Food Lifeline and Regence are partnering to build a healthier community.
"Food Lifeline’s mission to end hunger in Western Washington fills a critical need, and we commend the work that they do to improve the overall health and well-being of our community," said Jonathan Hensley, president of Regence BlueShield in Washington. "At this time when so many Washingtonians are struggling to feed their families, we are proud to partner with Food Lifeline to help them assist even more hungry people."
Regence began its CPO program in 2008 as part of its corporate community giving, following philanthropic best practices of the most effective community investment programs in the country. Regence has 10 CPOs, and works with each of them to create long-term, rich partnerships.