Our Community Responds

From the food industry to volunteers, everyone in Western Washington has a vital role to play in solving the hunger logistics problem. These are the stories of how our community is responding and contributing.

Growing a Solution To Hunger

Some years ago, the Rev. Jim Eichner was volunteering at a church’s farm project that was so successful, the surplus was donated to food banks.

“That’s where I started to get the idea,” he says. “Instead of giving food banks what’s left over, give them first pick.”

Thus was born Food Bank Farm, a ministry of Redmond’s The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, where Father Jim is rector. Food Lifeline is a major recipient and a major supporter of the farm program, which is dedicated to raising produce to help food banks fight hunger.

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Take A Photo With The Hunger Square

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." 

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Boeing Employees Community Fund Spotlight

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.

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Congressman Adam Smith Visits Kids Cafe Site In Kent

Summer is an exciting time, but for some families it’s a time of uncertainty. More than 300,000 children in Western Washington don’t have access to the meals they normally get at school, leaving many families in a difficult situation. This is where Kids Cafe comes in.

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200 Food Banks, 50 Marathons, 1 Inspiring Woman

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. 

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Hunger Heroes Come In All Sizes

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.

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Linda and Tom Appear on KING-5

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.

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Never Too Young To Lend A Hand

At age 26, Ellie has been a Food Lifeline volunteer for more than a dozen years. Read Ellie's story about growing up as a Food Lifeline volunteer.

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CenturyLink Challenge Is A Huge Success

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!

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You & Volunteering = The Perfect Summer Recipe

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...

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