State’s Largest Response to Hunger

Food Lifeline and Second Harvest form the largest charitable food distribution network in the state and are united in their vision to end hunger in Washington. In response to unprecedented need, they created Feeding Washington to increase the amount of free food available to more than 500 food banks, meal centers and other hunger-relief programs that are feeding 880,000 hungry people each year throughout the state.


The struggling economy created unforeseen and dramatic increases in the need for emergency food assistance in Washington. More people are asking for help than ever before, and thousands of Washington families are visiting food banks for the first time. Like most organizations today, Food Lifeline and Second Harvest were faced with doing more.


One of the most powerful ways Food Lifeline and Second Harvest could address this problem was through deep collaboration and innovation. The result is Feeding Washington, which allows Food Lifeline and Second Harvest to accept significantly more food donations from Washington’s food industry.