Every year, nearly 40% of our country’s food ends up in landfills, while millions go hungry.
Food Lifeline has a solution for both problems.
We rescue millions of pounds of this surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants. We then deliver this healthy and nutritious food to more than 300 food banks, shelters and meal programs across Western Washington.
Thanks to your support, we provide 97,000 meals to our hungry neighbors every day.
That’s why we say “Hunger Doesn’t Have to Happen.”
Our programs find creative ways to feed more families, and provide the equivalent of four complete meals for every $1 you donate.
While we’re not a food bank, we provide 30% of the meals being served by local food programs. One donation to Food Lifeline helps hundreds of Western Washington’s food banks and meal programs.
Food Lifeline is also an affiliate of Feeding America, the country's fourth largest non-profit organization, and the national leader in hunger-relief. This allows us to leverage the resources of more than 200 food banks across the country, taking advantage of hunger-stopping best practices, sharing relationships with national food brands, and sharing food surpluses from sister agencies throughout the country.
Food Lifeline knows that food banks and meal programs can’t make up the gap between public food assistance and what people can provide for themselves. That’s why we’re aggressively working to defend effective and essential programs like SNAP and WIC through our public policy work.