How To Help


Volunteers repack bread mix at Food LifelineWondering how you can make a difference in ending hunger here in Western Washington? Food Lifeline makes it easy for you to make a difference and help your hungry neighbors.

Donate Funds: Did you know that with every dollar you give, Food Lifeline can provide the equivalent of four meals to a person in need? Donating funds to Food Lifeline is a smart and efficient way to ensure the most nutritious food is getting to your neighbors in need every day.

Volunteer your time: Join the nearly 13,000 people a year who give their time. Food Lifeline has year-round volunteer opportunities including repackaging food for food pantries and helping with community events.

Host a Food Drive: Run your food drive virtually! Food Lifeline has all the tools you need to hold a successful Food & Fund Drive. Virtual food drives are great year-round and show your company or civic group’s commitment to helping people in need.

Speak Up: You’re doing your part to fight hunger, make sure lawmakers do theirs. Messaging lawmakers will help bring forward the best policies, protect those in greatest need, and add new energy and resources to the goal of ending hunger. Help us inspire lawmakers to champion hunger issues in partnership with Food Lifeline.

Food Industry: Donating wholesome surplus or unmarketable food is easy with Food Lifeline. Food donors include farms, manufacturers, grocery stores, distributors and more in the food industry. Find out how simple and safe it is for your business to donate food, reduce your waste, and help feed hungry people in your community.

Corporate Partners: Opportunities for companies to join in the fight against hunger range from sponsoring a special event, making Food Lifeline the beneficiary of your event, to volunteering with your employees at one of our warehouses. Food Lifeline provides many opportunities for socially-conscious companies to join in our work.

Planned Gifts: When you make a gift to Food Lifeline through your will, trust, or retirement plan, you’re seeding an orchard that will nourish generations to come. Planned gifts offer creative, flexible strategies for your estate and charitable planning and may reduce your taxes too. Plus you’ll be supporting one of the most efficient hunger-relief organizations in Western Washington.

In a world of plenty, there is no excuse for there to be hungry families in Western Washington. All of us have a part to play to ensure all our neighbors in need have healthy and nutritious food on their tables. Whether you’re one person, a family, civic group or company, Food Lifeline has an easy way for you to be involved.

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