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.

Dents, Discards and Doing Good

As part of a new series, Pat Foote, volunteer writer for Food Lifeline, explores different parts of our organization. Follow along as she learns how “hunger doesn’t have to happen.”

My first time volunteering for Food Lifeline’s Fresh Rescue sessions starts in “dent-al school”: learning what dents in canned goods are acceptable and which dents pinched the metal so that the food inside could be compromised. The former are rescued. The latter are discards.

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Kicking Off a Hunger-Free Summer

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. 

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What Does It Take To Make 500,000 Meals?

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.

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A Company Who Cares: Nest Best Egg Company

A less expensive source of protein, eggs are always in high demand in our network of food banks, shelters, and meal programs. And you can probably understand why when you think about all the ways eggs can be used to create tasty nutritious food. In this edition of A Company Who Cares, we are featuring Nest Best Eggs, a long time food supplier to Food Lifeline, located right here in the Pacific Northwest.

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Two Easy Ways to Tell Congress to Support Hunger Relief

Right now, we have an important opportunity to let Congress know that our network cares ending child hunger and making it easier for donors to give food to food banks. 

Two important items of our legislative agenda—Child Nutrition Reauthorization and a food donation tax deduction bill—are moving forward in Congress, and we need your help to demonstrate strong support for these priorities.

We encourage you to sign the two letters below, which outline our priorities for both bills. 

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Power Up For Summer Fun

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.

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What Should I Include in My Food Drive?

Wondering what food to include in your food drive?

Here are a few guidelines and ideas for what food is in high demand at our member food banks. If you want to a printable version of this list, there are options at the bottom of this blog post.

Healthy Food Donation List

Fruits and Vegetables

- Low-sodium or water packed canned vegetables, including tomatoes and tomato sauce can be easily obtained and are great alternatives to their fresh counterparts.

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Wrapping Up Another High Flying Year!

Once again Boeing employees are showing their caring spirits by rallying together to help stop hunger. Through food, funds and a Boeing matching gift, this drive is creating 237,454 meals. Or to put it in Boeing terms, this year's drive could feed every passenger onboard 450 Boeing 747 airplanes.

Not only do Boeing employees donate food and funds, they also volunteer their time to help stop hunger. Current Boeing employees and retired Boeing employees recently helped repack over 10,000 pounds of food in just 5 hours.

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A Company Who Cares: Schwartz Brothers Bakery

Hear about how one baker got tired of throwing away good bread and now donates to Food Lifeline instead.

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