While Food Lifeline hopes to keep hunger awareness at the top of community issues, this summer is expected to be a particularly difficult time of increased need in Western Washington. "Everyone is being touched by cost increases and record high fuel prices," says Kristin Maas, Public Affairs Director for QFC. "But some are affected more than others and our local food banks are really feeling the pinch of a 'perfect storm.'"
Linda Nageotte, President and CEO of Food Lifeline maintains, "QFC's "Bringing Hope to the Table" promotion highlights how much of a positive impact partnerships between the non-profit and corporate worlds can have in terms of strengthening and bringing together the local communities they serve." Nageotte adds, "37% of those who come to our food banks are children. Proper nutrition can be the difference between a child thriving and one that falls behind in school and in life.
About Food Lifeline
Food Lifeline is the Western Washington member of America's Second Harvest, the Nation's Food Bank Network. Food Lifeline is the largest food-distribution agency in Washington, procuring and distributing more than 21 million pounds of food to over 300 local food banks, meal programs and shelters serving more than 560,000 hungry children, families and individuals in 17 counties.
About Quality Food Centers:
QFC was founded in Seattle more than 50 years ago and operates 79 stores in Washington and Oregon. QFC has a long history as a neighborhood grocer, offering the highest quality products, exceptional service, and the finest shopping experience in the market. QFC is a division of the Kroger Co.
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