Leah Rapalee

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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We're Hiring!

We're hiring for several positions at Food Lifeline, including:

  • Kids Cafe Representative
  • Agency Relations Assistant
  • Drivers (Class A and Non-Class A)
  • Order Selection Associate

Check out our current employment opportunities at: https://foodlifeline.org/employment. Please share with anyone you think might be interested and a good candidate. Thank you!

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Kids Cafe Expands

Food Lifeline launched seven new Kids Cafe afterschool meal sites in early 2017 in partnership with The Seattle Public Library, King County Library System, and United Way of King County. Kids and teens ages 1-18 can now enjoy a free, nutritious meal after school at seven public libraries in Seattle and King County.

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We're in the Hunger Solution Center!

We are well on our way to completing our move to the Hunger Solution Center. The photo above shows our first deliveries of food to our new building on Wednesday. We're excited to open for agency distribution on Monday, and hope you are too! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about our new facility, and fill out our Agency Feedback Form at the back of the Welcome Packet we emailed.

Our new address: 815 S 96th St, Seattle, Wa 98108

See you soon!

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Sliced Bread - Same Product, New Code

Where's the sliced bread? Look for your favorite Franz sliced bread in a new place on Agency Express: 04BRE15, Sliced Bread! The bread you used to receive on the assorted racks (04GAI22) now has its own code.

Questions? Email agencyrelations@foodlifeline.org.

 

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Give a Gallon Milk Donation Program

Want more fresh milk? Participate in the Dairy Farmers of Washington's Give a Gallon Program. The Dairy Commission will help you partner with your local grocery store to run a promotion in which customers can donate milk to help your clients!

Learn more here.

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Refrigerator Rebate Program

The Dairy Farmers of Washington’s Annual Refrigerator Rebate Program is back. You can get an up to $500 rebate if you purchase a refrigerator or cooler to store dairy products. A link to the application is here and in the January issue of Agency Dish. Contact Agency Relations if you have any questions.

 

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Tazo Chai Latte - Order Today!

It's cold out there, and there's nothing like a warm chai latte to warm the body and lift the spirits! We have thousands of cases of Tazo Chai Classic Latte, a delicious tea and spice blend that your clients can blend with milk and drink hot or iced.

Look for this tasty product under description "Latte, Chai, Caffeinated, Iced or Hot" or item code 03LAT27.

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Truck Driving Students Helping Food Banks

Truck driving students are providing much-needed transportation for food banks while getting valuable training toward their certificates. As you know, transportation can be a huge barrier to procuring and accepting donated product. Community Action of Skagit County, Helping Hands Food Bank in Sedro-Woolley, and Volunteers of America's Food Distribution Center in Everett are partnering with Taylor Driving School to pick up food donations.

Is there a truck driving school in your area that might be open to partnering with you?

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Coolbot Cold Storage

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to expand your cold storage capacity? Sequim Food Bank has been using the "Coolbot" with great success. Per the product website:

"The CoolBot turns almost any brand of off-the-shelf, window-type air conditioning unit (purchased separately) into a turbo-charged cooling machine."

Learn more at www.storeitcold.com, or reach out to Mark at the Sequim Food Bank to hear how they've set it up.

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