May 22, 2020—SEATTLE – Food Lifeline announced today that the Indian American Council (IAC) has surpassed its goal of helping create 1,000,000 meals for the 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs served by Food Lifeline.
A humanitarian program of the Indian American Council (IAC), HungerMitao is a grassroots movement created 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.
“Having enabled over 10 million meals to-date, we are proud to partner with Seattle Food Lifeline to help raise funds for the food challenged, especially in this time of crisis,” said Raj and Anna Asava, co-founders of IAC and the HungerMitao movement. They have successfully partnered with Feeding America and several food banks within its network and are engaging the Indian American community directly with their local food banks in the fight against hunger.
“This has proven to be an amazing partnership”, says Food Lifeline President and CEO Linda Nageotte. “The energy and determination of the Indian American Council is making a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people.”
Seattle resident and Indiaspora’s Community Relations Director Ashish Shah said, “Indiaspora congratulates HungerMitao on this amazing milestone achieved in such a short time.” He added, “We are excited to partner with HungerMitao, and build on this momentum, to collectively help communities in the Seattle area address the issue of food insecurity that is growing at an alarming rate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
HungerMitao for Food Lifeline was launched on February 29, 2020, and invites the Indian American community to galvanize their efforts and help Food Lifeline wipe out hunger from the Western Washington region.
For more information about the Food Lifeline’s Indian American Council, visit: www.foodlifeline.org/hungermitao/.