The first thing you learn when taking a tour of Skagit Valley Best Produce is nothing goes to waste. Follow along on our tour of one of our top food donors as we learn why they donate to Food Lifeline.
Our Community Responds
What's better that a month that celebrates milk, cheese and all things dairy? Not much in our mind. Dairy products are often the most requested items at food banks, but also frequently the least donated. Plus during the summer, many families struggle to replace the meals for their kids typically provided by the school.
You may have wondered to yourself, what exactly happens to the food you place in your blue bag. The short answer is that it goes to people struggling with hunger. However the more interesting answer demonstrates the way the hunger relief world comes together to stop hunger. After being collected by your local letter carrier, your bag starts a journey captured in the video below.
What kinds of people dedicate their time to re-packing frozen peas, labeling instant oatmeal or sorting through food drive donations? Food Lifeline volunteers, of course. April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and so last Saturday we invited a group of some of our most dedicated volunteers to join us for a special volunteer session. After sorting through over a truckload of food donations in fewer than 2 hours, volunteers enjoyed a delicious lunch catered by Dante’s Inferno Hot Dogs and swapped stories about their time with us.
You have so many delicious dining options during Seattle Restaurant Week. So if you are looking for a way to narrow it down, consider supporting Seattle's Table restaurants.
Thanks to our generous community and our incredible team of Savor chefs, this year's event raised over $380,000 - enough to provide over 1.5 million meals!
When the Seahawks return from New York this week, they will bring more than a Super Bowl victory with them. For the 2nd year in a row, the Seahawks are also bringing home the Kick Hunger Challenge trophy, won for them by Chef John Howie and former Seahawks Craig Terrill. This annual competition pairs a chef with a former football player to compete against all 32 NFL teams to see who can raise more money for their local food bank.
When you volunteer at Food Lifeline you know two things for sure...
Proving once again the power of the 12th man, Seattle Seahawk fans came together for the Party with Purpose.