Food Lifeline Staff

Renovating Health

Nutritious food plays a vital role in our overall health. Yet too many low-income communities lack equitable access to nutritious, affordable, fresh foods. Limited access makes it difficult to eat the specified diet necessary for managing or preventing conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or obesity. That's why Food Lifeline is launching a pilot project with Sea Mar Community Health Centers to provide nutrient-dense, diabetes-appropriate food. The success of the project means bringing this program to health clinics across Western Washington.

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Taking Care of the Caretaker

Nutritious food plays a vital role in our overall health. Yet too many low-income communities lack equitable access to nutritious, affordable, fresh foods. Limited access makes it difficult to eat the specified diet necessary for managing or preventing conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and/or obesity. That's why Food Lifeline is launching a pilot project with Sea Mar Community Health Centers to provide nutrient-dense, diabetes-appropriate food. The success of the project means bringing this program to health clinics across Western Washington.

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Local Entrepreneur and Mom Fights Hunger

For years, Janet identified as a businesswoman, working to grow her woven textiles company. She later transitioned from this role to being a full-time parent to her son. When he grew up and went to college, Janet was ready for her next adventure.

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Thank You For Being There For Lechelle's Children

“I never thought in a million years that I would be bringing my kids to a food bank,” said Lechelle.

It’s a feeling many parents in our community share. But when you’re unable to afford groceries – a position Lechelle found herself in earlier this year – your options are often limited to accepting help from strangers or going hungry. For the sake of her children, Lechelle looked for help.

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Thanks to You, A Loving Dad Can Feed His Kids!

It was a typical food distribution day at North Helpline in Seattle. Dozens of clients, including Martin, were at the food bank to receive groceries for their families. As he waited in line, there was no doubt he was thinking about his three school-age

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Your Gifts Help Feed Students Like Amy & Aiden!

In Western Washington, connecting hungry children with nourishing food is a community effort. Each fall, schools, nonprofit organizations and even libraries are vital to the hunger-fighting work you support.

Amy, who’s going into 5th grade, and her little brother Aiden, who’s starting kindergarten, are two children who directly benefit from your generosity.

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You’re Bringing Hope to Seniors on Fixed Incomes

A critical area of need in our community is hunger relief for people living on fixed incomes. Many of these neighbors are seniors who have health concerns. With costly medical bills and the added expense of heating their homes during winter, many older adults in Western Washington struggle to make ends meet at this time of year — just ask Sandra.

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Thank You for Bringing Hope to Families

“We wouldn’t survive without this,” Janessa says of Hopelink Redmond, a Food Lifeline member agency she’s able to visit thanks to your support.

Although she works two jobs — in housekeeping and farming — six days a week, Janessa sometimes struggles to provide for her family. She’s a single mother raising Jovanny, 5, and Lauretta, 4, on her own. She actually used to work three jobs with no days off, but having so little time with her children was heartbreaking.

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Jolene is Grateful for You

Things are looking up for Jolene’s family. After several months of unemployment, her husband recently landed a full-time job with an aerospace company. Although they’re thrilled to have a steady income, they had to relocate for the opportunity, and it’s been a tough transition — especially for their sons.

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Chef John Howie & the Seattle Seahawks Kick Hunger!

Chef John Howie has been a generous partner in the fight against hunger in our community for more than a decade. Each year, the John Howie Restaurant Group — which includes Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, John Howie Steak, SPORT Restaurant & Bar and Beardslee Public House — partners with the Seattle Seahawks through the Taste of the NFL event and the Kick Hunger Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition among NFL teams. These efforts have raised a total of $525,000 for Food Lifeline since 2004.

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