MISSION: Food Lifeline's mission is to stop people from going hungry by applying ingenuity to this largely logistical problem.
Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved.
Working with the food industry and its surpluses, Food Lifeline comes up with creative solutions to stopping hunger, including redirecting good food from manufacturers, farmers, grocery stores and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste. They provide 88,000 meals a day to local food assistance programs, and that, combined with our policy work, creates a sustainable approach to stopping hunger.
Food Lifeline is regularly recognized for our innovative programs, such as Grocery Rescue, Seattle’s Table and Mobile Food Pantry which are finding new and sustainable ways to redirect surplus food to people in need.
This wholesome food then goes out to the 275 members of their food program network. These food banks, food pantries, hot meal programs, shelters and after-school programs have all been certified by Food Lifeline to meet the highest standards for client care and food safety.
Founded in 1979, Food Lifeline is led by a board of directors that represents our community and the food industry. Food Lifeline employs a staff of around 70 people, from truck drivers to food industry specialists, who all bring a passion to stopping hunger to their work.
Food Lifeline is a proud member of the Feeding America network. This relationship allows Food Lifeline to bring hunger-stopping best practices, relationships with national food brands and food surpluses from sister agencies back to Western Washington.