On Tuesday, October 30th, eight JLS members went to Food Lifeline for a service shift to sort and separate produce for local food banks. Members went through fifteen 600-lb crates of squash and grapefruit to compost bad pieces and separate into smaller, 30-lb boxes for shipment out to various food banks in the community. Our members helped package 12,090-lbs of food totaling 10,075 meals!
Who is Food Lifeline? Food Lifeline is a non-profit organization found in 1979 that supplies food to food banks across Western Washington. Their mission is to end hunger in Western Washington by mobilizing resources and engaging local communities. They are responsible for packing and delivering food from various farmers across the state to 275 different food banks. They provide 97,000 meals daily, have 13,000 volunteers each year, and sourced 42,000,000 pounds of food in 2017. For more information visit their website at https://foodlifeline.org.