Operation Sack Lunch

Rating: 4.71 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Food, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: PO Box 4128 Seattle WA 98194 USA

Mission: "To provide dignity, care, and compassion through action, with the example that each person can make a difference. To educate and advocate acceptance and understanding of each other''s differences. To ultimately bring about the realization that we are all a vital part of this world and with extended effort put an end to homelessness, hunger and hatred."
Programs: OPERATION: Sack Lunch is a multi-faceted organization, providing meals, clothing, sleeping bags and blankets to the those on the street, speaking and performing multimedia presentations for local schools, businesses, civic and faith-based groups, hiring employees from it's client base, and serving as an important voice in local government and media.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

It is easy for a food bank or meal program to serve junk, old pastries and things with really long shelf lives are easy to donate, easy to prepare. But these foods provide little nutrition for people who are living in difficult to horrible circumstances. One of OSL's guiding principals is that "nutritional excellence is a right we are born to, not a priveledge we earn." OSL walks their talk. They have found many routes to provide good, real food. They have put in place safeguards and precautions so that they can safely serve high quality and fresh foods to persons who have compromised immune systems and fragile lives. It is one step towards health for people who don't have many healthy choices. In providing, advocating, and demanding that their guests are worthy of real food, they raise the bar for everyone. Operation Sack Lunch also runs the Meals Partnership Coalition, a group of meal programs that provide food to shelters, seniors, and other low income recipients. OSL, through this coalition, is able to support, educate and be an advocate for other meal providers in the area.

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

The unwavering kindness and lack of judgement for all people. I have learned so much about humanity, humility, and how to not back down from core beliefs and values.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

OPERATION: Sack Lunch is a leader in the fight against hunger in the greater Seattle area. This organization works diligently and effectively to provide nutritious meals to a community in need, and is a leader in the fight for social justice through nutrition. An example of this work can be seen in their commitment to provide not only nutritiously excellent meals, but also meals that are wholesome, and chemical free. Many people in poverty and homelessness experience compromised auto-immune systems due to environmental conditions, and illnesses. OPERATION: Sack Lunch helps to improve their guest's health by providing safe foods that support healthy auto-immune systems. Every person in our society deserves and is entitled to safe, nutritious, and healthful meals. By providing meals with these critical elements, this organization is taking a stand for social justice through nutrition, and providing access to foods that is safe to eat for thousands of people annually.

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

Their commitment to supporting the emergency meal community as a whole, and by being a leader in providing safe, nutritious, wholesome meals.

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

Always helpful, and committed to ending hunger in our community.

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

change the face of meal programs in King County.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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