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.
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.