Food Life Line - Seattle, WA

Food Lifeline operates on the belief that access to food is a basic human right and nobody deserves to be hungry.

Food Lifeline is on a mission to end hunger in Western Washington. They provide nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year by sourcing food from a variety of industry partners. The food is distributed through partnerships with 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, enabling Food Lifeline to provide the equivalent of 134,000 meals every single day.

In addition, Food Lifeline works to end hunger for the future by addressing its root causes, including systemic inequity and social injustice.

City Fruit - Seattle, WA

City Fruit was founded in 2008 to find a better approach in managing Seattle's urban orchard through focusing on education, stewardship, food policy, and sustainability, in addition to the harvesting and distribution of the fruit.

The City Fruit mission is to put the urban orchard to its best and fullest use so that everyone in the community shares in the value of fruit. City Fruit’s programs help tree owners grow, harvest and preserve fruit while promoting the sharing of extra fruit and the protecting of urban fruit trees.

During it's last harvest, this organization provided 24,000 pounds of fruit to more than 20 Seattle-area food banks and meal programs, feeding 12,000 neighbors.

Food Shift - Alameda, CA​

Food Shift recovers and revitalizes surplus and imperfect food to ensure that nutritious food does not go to waste.

 

In response to the pandemic, Food Shift launched Operation Together. This program fills in the gaps where regular food supply chains have been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, linking excess produce from wholesalers to frontline food assistance organizations. Food Shift supplies food to organizations serving food insecure people, including unhoused, low income, elderly, and immunocompromised folks who are disproportionately burdened by the pandemic.

 

The glassybaby foundation is proud to support Food Shift’s effort to help the most vulnerable community members and frontline organizations, hardest hit by the pandemic. 

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Byrd Barr Place - Seattle, WA

Originally founded in the 1960’s by leaders in Seattle’s Black community, Byrd Barr Place has been instrumental in combating racial inequity and poverty. They provide an integrated array of basic needs, nutritional services, education resources, and financial assistance.

We are proud to support the Byrd Barr Food Bank. With a 35% increase in demand for food in the last 3 months, Byrd Barr has found creative and resourceful ways to provide safe access to food. Byrd Barr has moved the client facing food bank operations outdoors, quadrupled home grocery delivery for seniors with chronic conditions and created a grocery bag pick-up for people working during the food bank hours. They have also expanded food delivery to some of the home villages in the Central District and neighboring affordable housing complexes.  

To meet the growing demand for fresh healthy foods, Byrd Barr has increased fresh food purchases from local farmers. They have also partnered with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and P-Patch gardeners to receive freshly grown produce and gleaning from the Farmer's Market Association.

Thank you Byrd Barr Food Bank for the difference you make in so many lives.

Chicken Soup Brigade - Seattle, WA

Chicken Soup Brigade (CSB), Lifelong’s food and nutrition program, is the Northwest region’s only clinically focused, diagnosis-specific, meal and grocery operation. This program provides nutritious and culturally relevant groceries, medically tailored meals, nutritional education, and practical food preparation and skill-building for seniors and people living with critical and chronic illnesses across Washington State. Nutritious food has been proven to improve health outcomes and reduce hospitalizations. This is so important now, during our current crisis, when the hospitals are already over-taxed.  

Prior to COVID-19, CSB was producing and delivering over 5,000 meals per week and 265,000 meals annually. Since March, they have experienced a dramatic increase in demand. The kitchen is now providing 10,000 meals per week and thousands of additional grocery bags.  We are enormously grateful for the meals and groceries the Chicken Soup Brigade continues to compassionately provide.

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Project Angel Heart - Denver, CO

Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in Denver and Colorado Springs. Since 1991, their professional chefs and registered dietitians have prepared thousands of delicious meals, from scratch, and tailored them to meet the medical and dietary needs of those who are ill.  The meals delivered by the Project Angel Heart volunteers.

For many people with medical challenges, it is difficult to access the nutrition required to build strength and healing. During the current health crisis, medical vulnerability, isolation, quarantine and financial pressures have compounded food insecurity and nutritional inaccessibility. The food these patients receive helps with health recovery, while limiting the potential spread of coronavirus, by allowing vulnerable people to stay at home.

 
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