Ending hunger in Western Washington, by mobilizing resources and engaging communities.
Every year, nearly 40% of our country’s food ends up in landfills, while millions go hungry. Food Lifeline has a solution for both problems. Food Lifeline rescues millions of pounds of this surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants, and provides meals to end hunger today for thousands of people across Western Washington. We’re also working hard regionally to provide a long-term solution to hunger that ensures that everybody has enough food to eat.
Volunteers sort and repack rescued food in our 130,000-square-foot Hunger Solution Center, where we distribute it to more than 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs throughout Western Washington, providing the equivalent of 97,000 meals every day to people in need. At the same time, we are working to activate allies and advocates to help shape policy, while partnering with organizations that are addressing the needs of low-income families.
That’s why we say “Hunger Doesn’t Have to Happen.”