Stopping hunger takes a whole community. Which is why we are so lucky at Food Lifeline to have incredible supporters like you. To our donors, volunteers, food donors, member agencies, and more, thank you. It is your help that is making it possible for us to say "Hunger Doesn't Have To Happen."
Some people run marathons, some people volunteer at food banks, but very few people combine them like Jess Kurti does.
Her goal? Nothing short than volunteering at each of the 200 food banks across the Feeding America network and running a marathon in all 50 states.
While Eli may be only 9 years old, he’s already making a huge difference in the lives of people in need. Eli's love for biking goes way back, starting when he was just 4 years old and biking 12 laps around a loop in his neighborhood park in Seattle. But even from the start, Eli used his biking to ask his friends and neighbors to make pledges of support for charities. This year for his 6th Annual Bike-a-thon, Eli chose Food Lifeline as his charity and biked a total of 15 miles! Eli enjoys biking and inspiring other people to do good.
While Tom Douglas may not like to admit it, he has been supporting Food Lifeline for over 30 years! Recently Tom Douglas and Linda Nageotte, our President & CEO, chatted with Joyce Taylor about Douglas' Croquet Tournament & Lawn Party, why Douglas supports Food Lifeline and about hunger in Western Washington.
“The food is so good.” “Every day it’s something new.” “I like when they give me apples.” “I come to the Boys and Girls Club because you feed me."
What do these quotes have in common?
They all come from kids who are enjoying meals provided through your support of Kids Cafe.
Here in Western Washington, 1 in 5 children struggle with hunger, but the good news is your support helps Food Lifeline rescue good food and get it to people in need. The even better news? Over 150 donors stepped forward to help us reach our Centurylink Match Challenge. Through your donations of food and funds and CenturyLink's generous match, this drive will provide over 904,001 meals. That's enough meals to feed everyone in CenturyLink stadium 13 times!
Summer always seems to go by too quickly. The good news there are still so many great ways to spend your summer in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, here are two of my personal favorites...
Everyone needs good nutrition all year round, but especially in the long active days of summer. Sadly, for many families and kids who rely on free & reduced lunch at school, summer can be tough.
Turns out you don't need a giant oven, hundreds of chefs and a grocery list a mile long. You just need Stamp Out Hunger.
On May 9th, you all joined with us in helping create the nation's largest single day food drive. Thanks to all our 120 volunteers, the dedicated (partner & sponsor) Branch 79 letter carriers, a sponsorship from Design Laboratory, Inc, and you, Stamp Out Hunger collected enough food and funds to provide over 507,450 meals.
Need a snack or meal to keep your summer fun going? Are you between the ages of 1 and 18? Click here for a map of the Kids Cafe sites closest to you this summer.