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.

Help Us Root Out Child Hunger

No child should go hungry. As we continue to advocate for children facing food insecurity and reduce barriers to nutritious food, we need your support to challenge lawmakers to do the same. Click the link below to learn how you can root out child hunger!

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Join Our Campaign to End Military Hunger

During the pandemic, as many as 1 in 5 military households have experienced food insecurity. We have committed to eradicate hunger for military families in Washington and we need your help to make systemic change. Click the link below to learn more about our military hunger advocacy work and how you can get involved.

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SNAP, EBT, Public Policy Information

Last year, the federal government launched the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program to support families facing hunger while schools were closed to in-person classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Funds were issued to families whose K-12 students qualified for school meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year. In fall 2020, the federal government passed continuing resolution H.R. 8337 that extends the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for the 2021 school year.

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2022 Legislative Wrap Up

After 60 days, Washington State closed its legislative calendar. Our advocacy team worked tirelessly to effect change in Olympia and are now celebrating many wins. Read our legislative wrap up below to learn about our policy successes in Equity & Social Justice, Poverty, Food Systems, Hunger and Health, Nutrition Assistance, and Tax, Budget, and Nonprofits.

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Add Your Name to End Hunger

To root out hunger, we need to make systematic change. Our advocacy team has been fighting to influence policy that not only addresses immediate hunger needs, but also aims to dismantle the oppression and racial inequity that keeps people in poverty. Join the movement of advocates ready to fight hunger and inequality. While there’s a lot of uncertainty right now, one thing is for sure – too many Washingtonians go hungry every day, and we’re going to need your help to make a difference.

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Watch Our Most Recent Town Hall

Join the Food Lifeline team along with a host of local lawmakers for a candid discussion on the topic of military families and food insecurity.

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Current Resources

2022 State Advocacy Agenda

Read Food Lifeline’s 2022 State Advocacy Agenda on food systems, hunger and health, hunger prevention, equity and social justice, 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.

Get to Know the Build Back Better Act

See how your support of the Build Back Better Act can reduce hunger in Western Washington and improve public health and children’s academic achievement.

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.

An Open Letter to Food Lifeline Stakeholders

Before the 2021 legislative session, Food Lifeline President and CEO Linda Nageotte shared a message on our next steps to end hunger in Western Washington. “I first want to express my gratitude to each of you. Since the pandemic began, we have worked tirelessly to end hunger by advancing the belief that all people deserve access to enough nutritious food, and hunger is unacceptable in Washington state… continue reading.