On December 6, Food Lifeline’s own Aaron Czyzewski, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, was surprised by a team from Delta Air Lines and the Seattle Seahawks, led by no other than Seahawks’ quarterback Geno Smith, with the Delta Community Captain’s award.
In recognition of the advocacy work around military family and veteran hunger that Aaron and his team work tirelessly to advance, the Seahawks donated $10,000 to help further these vital efforts.
In Washington state, as many as 1 in 5 military households are facing food insecurity. Food Lifeline’s WA Military Family Hunger advocacy campaign aims to unite people and organizations all across Washington in support of veterans and our more than 160,000 service members, reservist, and their families that live in and around the state’s 6 active duty military bases. Aaron has been instrumental in organizing for systemic changes and key legislation to ensure no military families go hungry, including the passage of a federal Military Family Basic Needs Allowance in 2021.
We thank Delta and the Seahawks for their recognition of our work around military and veteran hunger and their investment in helping us advance this important advocacy work.