Our Hungry Neighbors

Families Are Fed Because of You

“It’s a help!” Araceli says, nodding emphatically and smiling down at her little girl, Kayla, 7 months. “My kids are happy.”

Can you imagine how difficult it would be to explain to your child that you couldn’t afford to feed them? Araceli has been there before — but not anymore. That’s because you choose to support Food Lifeline.

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Your Support Is Filling Holiday Tables

The holidays are a time for families to come together around a full table. But for our neighbors who don’t have reliable access to food — like Magdalena’s family — this special season can be a painful reminder of hunger.

Magdalena lives with her mother, Margareta, and brother in Bellevue. Her brother works hard to support the family, and Magdalena continues to search for a job to help cover their expenses. She told us she’s volunteering with the Salvation Army to both give back to the community and gain valuable skills to help her find work.

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You're Making The Holidays Bright For People Like Caroline

When we met Caroline, she was bundled in a heavy coat outside FamilyWorks Food Bank, one of Food Lifeline’s member agencies on Seattle’s north side. As she made her way through the line, choosing vegetables, grains and other groceries from the food bank’s bins, she told us how constricted her budget has become.

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Bringing More Food to East Whatcom County

Food Lifeline is now bringing twice as much food to the Foothills region of East Whatcom County. On October 26, 115 households took home groceries from Food Lifeline’s inaugural weekday mobile food pantry distribution. Clients chose from a variety of items like fresh carrots and pears, ground lamb and chicken breasts, eggs, yogurt, cereal, and chicken noodle soup.

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Thank You For Being There For Lechelle's Children

“I never thought in a million years that I would be bringing my kids to a food bank,” said Lechelle.

It’s a feeling many parents in our community share. But when you’re unable to afford groceries – a position Lechelle found herself in earlier this year – your options are often limited to accepting help from strangers or going hungry. For the sake of her children, Lechelle looked for help.

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Thanks to You, A Loving Dad Can Feed His Kids!

It was a typical food distribution day at North Helpline in Seattle. Dozens of clients, including Martin, were at the food bank to receive groceries for their families. As he waited in line, there was no doubt he was thinking about his three school-age

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Your Gifts Help Feed Students Like Amy & Aiden!

In Western Washington, connecting hungry children with nourishing food is a community effort. Each fall, schools, nonprofit organizations and even libraries are vital to the hunger-fighting work you support.

Amy, who’s going into 5th grade, and her little brother Aiden, who’s starting kindergarten, are two children who directly benefit from your generosity.

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Survival vs. Living: How You Help Bo

Bo couldn't foresee the future, try as he might. A nasty divorce left him financially and emotionally drained. And homeless. He lived at the shelter and stood on a corner with a sign, "Anything helps." 

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Making a Splash in Her Community

Sharleen is that grandma. The one that everyone loves to visit, even the neighbor kids. Last summer, she got an above ground pool, and she says it's part of her magic sauce to keep all the kids in her neighborhood, which can be rough, out of trouble. All summer long, she has kids in and out of the pool and she fees them sandwiches and popsicles when they get out, so they go home and sleep well for their parents. 

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Gardening Grandma: How You Help Colette

Colette is just about to celebrate her fortieth wedding anniversary. It's not quite what she expected. As a much younger girl from a Wyoming cattle ranch, her husband swept her off her feet and moved her to the big city– Seattle. For 28 years, Colette and her husband worked together to support their family. He worked outside the home, and Colette ran a small in-home childcare company. She employed another person and did the long days caring for other people's kids (up to twelve at a time), so she could stay home with her three while they were in their formative years.

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