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.
Our Community Responds
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.
Katharine, our Public Policy Coordinator, reports back on a poverty simulation that helped her learn more about the lives of people struggling with hunger.
Meet our two summer interns, Wylie and Cate, who share their first impressions of working at Food Lifeline, as we work to stop hunger.
Are you looking for a way to fill those long summer days and give back to the community? Check out these two fun volunteer opportunities with Food Lifeline. Not only will you join the almost 9,000 volunteers who make it possible for Food Lifeline to provide 82,000 meals every day, but you will get a chance to rub elbows with some of the top chefs in Seattle.