Local lawmakers lead community volunteer challenge at Food Lifeline

Friday, September 9, 2011

Food Lifeline, the largest hunger relief organization in Washington, hosted a Neighborhood Food Repack Challenge led by local lawmakers at its Shoreline Volunteer Center on Thursday, September 8, 2011 to kick off Hunger Action Month.

Washington State Representatives Luis Moscoso, 1st district in South Snohomish County and David Frockt, 46th district, north Seattle, engaged with dozens of their constituents to fill the shelves of local food banks. 

They were joined by staff from the offices of State Representatives Ruth Kagi, Cindy Ryu, 32nd District including Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, and Derek Stanford, 1st District, and the office of State Senator Scott White, 46th District.

“As our state economy continues to be impacted by the recession, I’m proud to participate in this event to help put food on the tables of struggling families and individuals. Organizations like Food Lifeline and our local food banks are key to helping provide nutritious food in tough times.” – Representative Luis Moscoso
Legislative staff and constituents from three districts helped pack food.  Photo courtesy Food Lifeline.

Challenge participants were able to sort and repack a combined total of nearly 6,700 pounds which provided over 6,000 nutritious meals for hungry people in their communities.

About Food Lifeline
Food Lifeline is a local hunger relief organization, efficiently serving the Western Washington area by using 96% of revenue to directly feed hungry people. Last year the organization delivered more than 24 million meals to hungry people through its network of nearly 300 food banks, meal programs and shelters. Food Lifeline is also a member of the national organization, Feeding America. For more information about Food Lifeline or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit their website  or call 206-545-6600.


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