We are living through an unprecedented health crisis … and it’s more personal than many of us ever imagined. From our health to our jobs, everything feels uncertain right now. But one thing we know for sure, many of us will need some help to get by some of us will be relying on food banks more than ever.
Join KIRO 7 Cares and QFC for Together Against Hunger, a virtual food drive to benefit Food Lifeline. Visit any QFC store across Western Washington to make a donation or if you’re staying at home, you can give using the option below. For every dollar that is donated, Food Lifeline will be able to provide the equivalent of five meals to the 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs that Food Lifeline supports throughout Western Washington.
We’re in this together!
To Donate Online:
Donate directly to Food Lifeline on their web site here.
About Food Lifeline:
Every year, nearly 40% of the food produced in our country ends up in landfills while millions of people go hungry. Food Lifeline has a solution. We source millions of pounds of nutritious food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, and retailers that would otherwise go to waste. 17,916 volunteers visit our Hunger Solution Center annually to help sort and repack this nourishing food. Food Lifeline then distributes it to more than 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs throughout Western Washington, providing the equivalent of 134,000 meals every day for hungry children, adults, and seniors.
During the COVID 19 Crisis:
There are many challenges we know we will face in coming days and weeks:
• Donated foods of the right types and volumes will not be sufficiently available on an ongoing basis to meet the coming need. We will need to purchase the majority of the product we need.
• The food supply chain is experiencing wide-spread disruptions, so finding reliable sources of food to fuel our work is currently a barrier. We need to identify food industry partners ready and willing to ensure availability of the essential items we’ll need to purchase.
• The cost to source the volumes and varieties of products we will need will be massive – millions of dollars each week. We will seek local, state and federal governmental support to help fund a significant emergency food response effort.
About the Kroger Co.:
As America’s grocer, our most urgent mission is to be here for our customers when they need us most, with open stores and openhearted hospitality. We’re taking proactive steps to protect the health and safety of our associates, customers and communities, including adjusted store operating hours, enhanced cleaning procedures, physical distancing precautions and expanded associate benefits.
For the latest COVID-19 response announcements, statements and multimedia assets from The Kroger Co., visit here.
About KIRO 7 Cares:
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