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Food Lifeline
December 21, 2009

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.

The Great!

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.

Ways to make it better...

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

I wouldn't.

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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!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I volunteered at the Shoreline Repack Center.