Food Lifeline is on a mission to end hunger in Western Washington. We believe that access to food is a human right. The causes of hunger are complex and include geographical, racial and social inequities. Our goal is to address the immediate needs of people facing hunger while addressing the root causes: poverty, inequity and injustice.  We work with nonprofit partners, government agencies and legislators to challenge systemic inequities and social injustice, and we develop long-term strategies to ensure that everybody has enough food to eat.  We invite everyone with interest in our mission, vision and values to join us in our cause.

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Across Washington state, more people are struggling to pay their bills, make rent, and put food on the table. More families than ever before are coming through the doors of foodbanks in the communities Food Lifeline serves. While we have increased our output to meet the growing demand, ending hunger once and for all requires partnership with local governments and elected officials. We are working to communicate with elected leaders about how people experience hunger in their own communities.

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Learn about Food Lifeline's Advocacy Efforts

Food Lifeline is working to end hunger for the future by addressing its root causes through advocacy efforts to shape local, state, and federal policy, by partnering with organizations that are addressing other causes of poverty, and through community engagement and mobilization efforts. Learn more about our latest advocacy efforts to raise awareness on hunger relief issues.

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See Local Candidates Views on Hunger

Food Lifeline’s goal is to elevate the issue of hunger with candidates during the election cycle. Each candidate for state and federal office received our questionnaire.

View Washington State Results

On November 3, 2020, Washington State held General Elections for Governor, legislative measures, judicial positions and more.

Read Our Policy Platform

Food Lifeline’s Public Policy Platform is intended to support the organization’s mission work, and specifically, advocacy aimed at root causes of hunger.

2020 State Agenda

Read Food Lifeline’s 2020 State Agenda on food systems, hunger and health, hunger prevention, equity and social justice, and more.

2020 State Successes

Food Lifeline sets out to work with legislative champions in Olympia and Washington DC on policies to solve hunger problems, protect successful safety net programs, and secure new investments for hunger relief efforts. Learn more about Washington’s 2020 State Legislative Session in this summary.