HungerMitao means “Wipe Out Hunger”!
A humanitarian program of the Indian American Council (IAC), HungerMitao (wipe out hunger) was formed to raise awareness, improve engagement and channel resources and contributions from the Indian American community towards food banks’ focus of closing the hunger gap across the United States. According to the USDA’s 2019 “Household Food Insecurity in the United States report,” more than 37 million people in the United States struggle with hunger, of which more than 11 million are children living in food-insecure households.
HungerMitao, a 100% volunteer movement that started two years ago has, to date, facilitated more than 8 million meals for children, seniors, veterans, and families through food banks across the US. With 849,000 people in Western Washington struggling with hunger, Food Lifeline’s 10-year Strategic Plan has identified activating and engaging the community at all levels as a key to ending hunger. Seattle’s Food Lifeline has launched HungerMitao (HM@FLL) and seeks to mobilize the Indian American community to solve hunger in Western Washington.
HM@FLL through an ambitious “Million Meal March” campaign, aims to help close the meal gap by building on the current 49 million meals a year facilitated by Food Lifeline. Led by co-chairs and a steering committee comprised of members from the Sponsorship Circles listed below, HM@FLL operates in a non-political, non-religious, unifying ecosystem.
Get Involved: Wipe out hunger
HungerMitao at Food Lifeline invites individuals and businesses alike to partner with us as we work to wipe out hunger together! At Food Lifeline, we believe that it will take an entire community to end hunger. You can engage with HM@FLL by using your voice, advocating for change, volunteering with us, hosting a food drive and investing in our work.
Volunteer: Help us do the essential work that makes our impact possible
Join us for a volunteer session! Volunteers inspect, sort, and repack food in Food Lifeline’s 130,000-square-foot Hunger Solution Center. We distribute this food through our own distribution programs and in partnership with 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs that serve people throughout Western Washington. This highly efficient system allows us to ensure the equivalent of 134,000 meals reach people who don’t have enough to eat every day. Food Lifeline has reserved the afternoon volunteer session on the third Saturday of every month for HM@FLL members. Whether it’s just you, a group of your friends, or your family – signing up is easy. For more information, please visit our volunteer page.
Conduct a Food & Fund Drive: An easy way to help end hunger
Hosting a Fund & Food Drive is a year-round way to make a difference in ending hunger in Western Washington. Whether you collect non-perishable food or hold your food drive virtually, there are so many benefits to hosting a drive! Not only will you be engaging your community members and helping to spread the word on the issue of hunger, but you’re also providing an incredible service to your neighbors in need. To register and get more information, please click below.
Advocate: Tell your lawmaker to prioritize issues that address hunger
Your voice can spark change! Speaking out is a simple, but powerful way to fight hunger. The goals of Food Lifeline’s advocacy efforts are to work with legislative champions in your city, Olympia, and Washington D.C. to help solve food insecurity, protect successful basic needs programs, and secure new investments for hunger relief efforts. Join us in working to end hunger in Western Washington.
Donate: Invest in our work to address hunger
With your help, we are feeding thousands of people facing hunger across Western Washington every day. When you donate to HungerMitao at Food Lifeline, you’re joining an ongoing movement to end hunger. And with every dollar you donate providing the equivalent of five meals, it’s the smartest, most efficient way to get nutritious food to our neighbors in need. Best of all? All donations are matched for first-time gifts. That means twice the meals for the communities we serve!
Join Us: Together we are building a movement to end hunger
To make a deeper, more sustainable impact through a three-year commitment, we ask that you consider joining HM@FLL at one of the giving circles below. Each circle offers a variety of benefits, and ways to engage that ensure you are maximizing your impact. Email us at email@example.com to sign up and take the first step towards wiping out hunger!
Individuals and businesses who commit to funding HM@FLL’s first 1 million meals by joining any of the giving circles will be forever recognized as members of the Founder’s Circle. Along with building your personal legacy, your action will also inspire others in the Indian American community across Western Washington to join in our work to solve hunger. We hope you will take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
Help us ensure that hunger doesn’t have to happen by joining the HungerMitao movement today!
Food Lifeline works to both fill the immediate needs of people facing hunger and reduce food insecurity and hunger by creating long-term solutions that are focused on its root causes. Our mission is to feed people experiencing hunger today and work to end hunger for tomorrow. Learn more about Food Lifeline’s work to solve hunger here.
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