Once again the road to the Super Bowl goes through Seattle. Last year’s Super Bowl remains a treasured memory for many of us here in Western Washington. However for people struggling with hunger, that day was extra special. Thanks to the herculean efforts by local chef, John Howie and former Seahawks player, Craig Terrill, the Seattle Seahawks clinched their second victory in the Kick Hunger Challenge. And we are looking to three-peat this year!
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The upcoming holidays are a special time for all of us. Whether it is celebrating with family and friends, giving gifts, or decorating your house, many of your holiday celebrations have food at the center of them. Food is a powerful tool in building relationships, reminding us of our childhoods, and helping create stronger communities. However for many people in Western Washington, providing food for their families is not always easy.
UPDATE: Wow, Puget Sound Energy customers went above and beyond and donated $9,125 of their fridge/freezer rebate to help stop hunger. PSE matched those funds for a grand total of $18,250. Thanks to everyone who helped make this promotion a success!
We all know that health and food issues go hand in hand. Our member food banks and meal programs play a vital role in making sure that the people who rely on food programs also know about their health care options. This blog post seeks to share resources with our member agencies that will help them make more resources available to their clients.
Boeing announced an unprecedented $1 million gift to Food Lifeline's Kids Cafe in August. Stemming from a long-time desire to make sure kids in Western Washington grow up healthy and strong, this gift from Boeing will help Kids Cafe feed five times as many kids over the coming years.
"We are so grateful for Boeing's recognition of Food Lifeline as the smartest place to put their dollars to help end childhood hunger," Linda Nageotte, President & CEO of Food Lifeline.
Saturday night, over 320 people came together for a fun evening of food, drinks, and celebration. Taking place in our transformed warehouse, Dress Down Hunger focused on honoring our community's efforts to stop hunger. Through a silent auction, raise the paddle and live auction, over $191,000 was raised to help Food Lifeline get more food to more people.
Our Public Policy team works with elected officials across Western Washington at both the state and national levels. We hope this series helps you get better acquainted with the elected officials working to stop hunger. Want to see more articles like this? Subscribe to our Advocacy Alerts and stay up to date on the latest in hunger research and policy.
You know the saying "it takes a village to raise a child". Well, here at Food Lifeline, we know it takes an amazing community to get so much food to so many people. Since 1998, we recognize some of those community members through our Ending Hunger Awards. These annual awards are given to individuals and companies who go above and beyond to stop hunger. Through their actions, these Ending Hunger Award recipients demonstrate their belief that in this world of plenty, there is no excuse for there to be hungry people in Western Washington.
Wylie Mao joined Food Lifeline as a summer intern to learn more about public service and the world of nonprofits. As a part of the national Bank of America Student Leaders program, Wylie got a firsthand look at the operations of a non-profit while Food Lifeline gained the opportunity to work with an energetic and capable intern.
Last week Land O’ Lakes donated 40,000 pounds of frozen macaroni & cheese to Food Lifeline. Easy to prepare, low in sodium and high in taste, this food will be hugely appreciated by the many meal programs supported by Food Lifeline. In fact, Food Lifeline provides 30% of the meals being served by food banks, meal programs across Western Washington.