What You'll Get
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that one in seven families in Washington experience financial difficulty to the degree that they are at risk of hunger, and more than 160,000 U.S. families actively skipped meals or cut back on food in 2011. Food Lifeline relieves hunger in the western Washington area by delivering more than 24 million meals to nearly 300 local food banks, meal programs, and shelters annually.
Nearly half of the people that Food Lifeline serves had to choose between paying rent or paying their utilities bill and eating, and often rely on the organization to obtain nutritious meals and prevent hunger. In response to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap study—which demonstrates key factors affecting families experiencing hunger—Food Lifeline aims to tackle the deficit of 163 million meals that Americans miss every year by preparing and distributing three meals for every dollar the organization receives.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help feed Washingtonian families experiencing hunger. If G-Team members raise $500, then Food Lifeline can provide 1,500 nutritious meals for hungry individuals. Each additional $10 raised will fund 30 more meals.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. 100% of donations go directly to Food Lifeline. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide donor's full name at checkout. Redeem online for personal acknowledgment. See G-Team FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Food Lifeline
Each day in western Washington, a fleet of 15 trucks drives a combined 690 miles to pick up donations to deliver to agencies. Their cargo: food—nutritious food that annually totals nearly 36 million pounds, which works out to roughly 30 million meals. These trucks are part of Food Lifeline, a vast network of volunteers, grocery stores, and non-profits that work to ensure everyone in the region has something to eat.
To provide the amount of food it does—more than any non-profit in Washington—Food Lifeline relies on efficiency. The organization redirects food from grocers, farmers, and distributors that would likely have gone to waste. Food banks then distribute this food and prepared meals to whoever needs help getting meals, including children, seniors, and families.