Food Lifeline is your solution to ending hunger in Western Washington. By stocking the shelves and filling the tables of over 275 food banks, meal programs and shelters, Food Lifeline provides 82,000 meals every day to hungry children, seniors and adults.
Ninety-five percent of the food we distribute is donated by restaurants, grocery stores, farmers and manufacturers. Together we feed over 744,000 people in need every year.
Food Lifeline provides a creative link between food sources and hungry people. We encourage the food industry to donate unmarketable but usable food that would otherwise be discarded. Local restaurants and caterers contribute prepared food through our award-winning Seattle's Table program, and fresh produce is collected from wholesalers and retailers through our Produce for the People program. Local grocery retailers also donate a variety of nutritious products like meat, dairy, fresh produce and baked goods through our Grocery Rescue program.
Food Lifeline is also the designated agency for distribution of state and federal food commodities in King County, an affiliate of Feeding America, and is one of the United Way of King County's partner agencies.
*View this short video about who we are and what we do, filmed by ReFocus Media.