Washington’s largest hunger-relief group begins it’s holiday awareness and fundraising campaign.
Food Lifeline announced today that it’s Season of Giving Campaign begins as Western Washington continues to struggle with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year twice as many neighbors are experiencing food insecurity. One in five of our neighbors – children and parents, grandparents, friends, and co-workers may have to make difficult choices between paying rent, increased utilities and having enough to eat.
According to Food Lifeline’s President and CEO, Linda Nageotte, this campaign is critical to providing food to more than 1.4 million people in Western Washington that may face hunger this holiday season.
“As the pandemic continues, we are seeing so many people suffer. There are thousands who are visiting food banks for the very first time. For those who were already experiencing poverty before the pandemic, the numbers are even larger.”
In order to meet the need this winter, Food Lifeline’s goal for the campaign is $4.5 million, which creates the equivalent of more than 22 million meals. The public is encouraged to join this campaign through crowdfunding, donations, and volunteering. They can learn more here: foodlifeline.org/seasonofgiving Every gift makes a difference. Companies of all sizes are engaging in the effort to end hunger.
Joining the movement to end hunger as sponsors of Season of Giving include:
Custom & Large Financial Gifts Sponsors:
These sponsors have committed to make a large donation or have worked with our team to create a custom partnership during Season of Giving that will utilize their unique talents.
Retail Partnerships Sponsors:
Our retail partnership sponsors will be running in store and online sales promotions with proceeds going to Food Lifeline, or will be making it easy for their customers to donate directly during time of purchase. Make sure to keep an eye out on our socials and blog for more in-depth descriptions of these promotions!
Match Pool Sponsors:
Match pool sponsors have committed to matching a percentage of donations made by their employees to Food Lifeline during Season of Giving.
- Morgan Stanley Pike Place Partners
- Continental Mills – Krusteaz
- E & J Gallo
- Pacific Premier Bank
Thank as well to our Season of Giving supporters: Broadview Tap House, Merchants Credit Association, Trumer Pils, Republic Services, CBIZ Seattle, Realty One Group, Global Overview, Wilcynski Partners, WA First Mortgage Loan Corp, Bedrooms and More, Jackson Family Wines, QFC, Breakthrough Energy, Luum by HealthyEquity.
Individuals and companies wishing to get involved can join Food Lifeline here: foodlifeline.org/seasonofgiving
Food Lifeline is also in great need of volunteers to sort and repack the millions of pounds of food that will be donated in the coming months. Sign up here: foodlifeline.org/volunteer
People are giving their voice from across Western Washington to advocate for programs and policies that work to reduce hunger. To join our grass roots efforts: foodlifeline.org/advocacy
Food Lifeline will be announcing events throughout November and December as a part of the campaign, and will provide several opportunities for the media and the public to get involved.