Food Lifeline is closing the meal gap in Western Washington

Food Lifeline embraces a bold goal as they work to close the “missing meal gap” in Western Washington. The nonprofit’s mission is to end hunger in the region by engaging communities and mobilizing resources.

Unlike other large-scale food banks, Food Lifeline focuses its food procurement funds on bringing in donated products rather than purchasing. By identifying and sourcing unmarketable food and creating logistical solutions and programs, the organization brings resources to those who need it. Their work in the Washington community is why Bank of America named them a 2016 Neighborhood Builder.

The Neighborhood Builders program provides nonprofits with a combination of leadership development, flexible funding and a network of peer organizations across the U.S. in order to expand their impact.

Since the program began in 2004, the bank has invested more than $180 million in 900 nonprofit organizations across the country, providing leadership resources to nearly 2,000 nonprofit leaders. The program has been recognized as the nation’s largest philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership development.

Beyond sourcing food, Food Lifeline participates in childhood hunger initiatives, special distributions to vulnerable populations, anti-hunger advocacy and capacity-building efforts throughout our agency network. Food Lifeline currently provides 32 million meals to more than 800,000 people through 300 member agencies and meal programs.


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