Mission: 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
Programs: Grocery Rescue, Kids Cafe, and Mobile Food Pantrys
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.