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 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.