BENEFITING: Food Lifeline
Did you know there are a growing number of seniors in Western Washington who are turning to food banks in order to eat?
Hunger can affect anyone regardless of age. However this past year Food Lifeline has noted an 11% rise in the number of seniors who are relying on food banks to help make ends meet.
Tom Kirk, 62, is one of those seniors. He goes to the Pike Market Food Bank for eggs, meat, grains and fresh produce when his Social Security checks can’t keep his pantry full. “Without the food bank, a lot of people wouldn’t be eating well,” says Tom.
You can rally your friends and family to help make sure that our neighbors—including seniors—get the food they need. Help make sure that our hungry neighbors don’t have to choose between food and buying medicine or paying rent.
Food Lifeline makes your donation go farther. Your gift helps to secure and distribute food through our network of 275 local food banks, meal programs and shelters. Each $1 you donate can provide a full day of nutritious meals.
For more information about Food Lifeline visit www.foodlifeline.org.