The cycles of poverty our clients struggle with force them to make impossible trade-offs. Choosing between purchasing food and paying a medical or utility bill is an unfortunate reality for many of the people we serve. The good news is that Food Lifeline is helping to stabilize those trades-offs by providing food to our most vulnerable community members. Through our mobile feeding programs, we have the opportunity to not only feed hungry people, but also to disrupt generational poverty.
This month our Donor Spotlight is shining on OAC Services, Inc. We’re thankful to work with Project Manager, Wesley Bergquist and their great team to make the Hunger Solution Center (HSC) a reality. The OAC team has done a great job helping Food Lifeline with our entire project from permitting to furniture; they have been with us every step of the way. Not only have they offered their invaluable industry expertise but they’ve gone above and beyond volunteering nearly 60 hours repacking food for our agencies!
The construction of HSC is on schedule and coming along beautifully! Thanks to the hard work of J.R. Abbott Construction, OAC, and our subcontractors, the freezer/cooler cement slab was poured last week and the mezzanine floor and walls have been framed. The mezzanine slab has also been poured, it's starting to look like an office space now.
Food Lifeline is proud to be the recipient of funds from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound to go toward the Hunger Solution Center.
On Sept 9th, 2015, Food Lifeline will be breaking ground on the Hunger Solution Center. Community members, elected officials, campaign leadership, and community members will gather to celebrate this historic occasion.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 9, 2015 / 4 - 7PM
Site of the Hunger Solution Center
815 S 96th St.
Seattle, WA 98108
Free food will be provided by local food trucks: Dante’s Inferno Dogs, Hallava Falafel, and Street Treats. Tours will be offered at 4pm and 6pm. A short celebration & program will take place at 5pm.