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Food Lifeline

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews 1,700


815 South 96th Street Seattle WA 98108 USA


Food Lifeline is one of the largest hunger relief organizations in Washington and has been working to end hunger in local communities for 30+ years. Last year, we distributed 39.7 million meals to more than 708,976 hungry people through our network of more than 275 local food banks, meal programs and shelters. By using 96% of our revenue to feed hungry people, we are efficient, effective and make the most of donations. We are also a proud member of the nation's largest hunger relief organization, Feeding America.

Target demographics:

our hungry neighbors

Direct beneficiaries per year:

708,976 hungry neighbors, 275 food programs

Geographic areas served:

Western Washington


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Rating: 5 stars  

Food Lifeline distributes food to 300 food banks, meal, programs and shelters in Western Washington to help end hunger. Their volunteer opportunities are marvelous with weekly community volunteer nights, family days, and special activities. They are one of the few non-profits who welcome kid volunteers as young as six. I've been volunteering with Food Lifeline for more than ten years and always feel inspired and motivated by the experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the volume of food they collect and distribute, especially during big events like the Letter Carriers' food drive.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more food and monetary resources!

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Food Lifeline for more than a year now--helping out with events, volunteering, and just learning about who they are and what they do. It's an incredible organization that often goes unnoticed. Food Lifeline helps feed more than 675,000 people each year, and for every $1 donation you give, they can turn it into 4 meals! I know that they get wait-lists for volunteer groups because the volunteer experience is like no other. You get to sort HUGE bins of apples, or you can sort food drive food on a conveyor belt and lots more. The whole time you're doing that, you're learning about the people you're helping--the people who visit the nearly 300 food banks, shelters and meal programs Food Lifeline serves.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being able to visit a local food bank. I saw the people in line at the food bank and knew that they were going to receive some food that was provided by Food Lifeline.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about hunger in Western Washington, and understanding that it can happen to anyone.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very friendly, very knowledgeable, and really got you excited about helping others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

REALLY make waves in working toward ending hunger in Western Washington. It could upgrade its facilities, hire more staff, bring in more food and get more food out the door!

Ways to make it better...

It were closer to where I lived!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Making sure that donations are able to keep up with demand. More people are needing food banks, so Food Lifeline needs more support!

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


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