On September 9, Food Lifeline held a groundbreaking to unveil our new Hunger Solution Center. Community members, elected officials, donors, and member agencies gathered to celebrate this historic occasion. Today Food Lifeline’s two building are running at full capacity. With more than 190,000 square feet of space, our new home will be more than twice the size of our current facilities combined. This means we will be able to distribute up to 100 million pounds of food per year, more than double what we distribute today. The Hunger Solution Center will enable Food Lifeline to secure more food, deliver it to more people, operate even more efficiently, and implement programs toward a vision of ending hunger in our community.
We want to give a special thanks to the elected officials that attended the groundbreaking and those that have helped Food Lifeline raise funds for our new facility. State Senator Sharon Nelson, State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, and State Representative Hans Dunshee were presented the Mobilize Against Hunger Award for helping to secure $3.1 million from the State of Washington to support the campaign. We also want to thank King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, State Representative Brady Walkinshaw, and State Representative Mia Gregerson for helping us celebrate the Hunger Solution Center at our groundbreaking. Check out more photos from the great event on our Facebook page!