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Young Professionals of Seattle Impact Partner:

 Q1 2024

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Food Lifeline is on a mission to end hunger in Western Washington. We believe that access to food is a basic human right and that nobody deserves to be hungry. Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to 1.37 million people facing hunger by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners. We distribute through a network of 350 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, enabling us to provide the equivalent of more than 282,000 meals every single day. At the same time we are working to end hunger for the future by addressing its root causes, including poverty, racial inequity, and social injustice. We do this through advocacy efforts to shape local, state, and federal policy, by partnering with organizations that are addressing other causes of poverty, and through engagement and bundling food assistance with other community-based programs and services.

Make 

an

IMPACT

Throughout the quarter, we facilitate 3 avenues for community members to make an impact on the nonproifts in our community?

Each quarter, our community focused activities, supporting respective nonprofits, follow a monthly cadence. Month 1: raising awareness (Learn); Month 2: volunteering (Engage); and Month 3: fundraising (Give).

LEARN

The first month of each quarter we focus on driving awareness or educating community members about the work of our Impact Partner. We do this through feature article(s), virtual or in-person events (workshops, panel discussions, etc.) and publishing or promoting jobs or other related content from our about our Impact Partner:

Featured Impact Articles:

LEARN
ENGAGE

ENGAGE

We facilitate community engagement through volunteer opportunities supporting our Impact Partner - which traditionally fall to the 2nd month of each quarter - and by providing space to connect with representatives from our Impact Partner organization, often times at our monthly happy hour events:

Featured Impact Events:

  • Savor
    Savor
    Wed, Mar 20
    Cedarbrook Lodge
    Mar 20, 2024, 5:30 PM PDT
    Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98188, USA
    Mar 20, 2024, 5:30 PM PDT
    Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 36th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98188, USA
    Join Food Lifeline as they partner with some of the region’s finest chefs to end hunger in Western Washington! Come together with your guests and fellow Food Lifeline supporters to enjoy a fabulous dinner in the beautiful Cedarbrook Lodge. You’ll hear how...
  • Last Tuesday Happy Hour Seattle | March '24
    Last Tuesday Happy Hour Seattle | March '24
    Tue, Mar 26
    Rachel's Ginger Beer - Capitol Hill
    Mar 26, 2024, 6:00 PM PDT
    Rachel's Ginger Beer - Capitol Hill, 1610 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
    Mar 26, 2024, 6:00 PM PDT
    Rachel's Ginger Beer - Capitol Hill, 1610 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
    Join us for a Happy Hour event celebrating Women's History Month, where we'll be supporting a local woman-owned establishment: Rachel's Ginger Beer. In true Young Professionals of Seattle fashion, you’ll network in a super casual setting: no name-tags, just show up whenever, meet whomever...
  • Volunteer Day | Food Lifeline
    Volunteer Day | Food Lifeline
    Sat, Mar 30
    Food Lifeline
    Mar 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Food Lifeline, 815 S 96th St, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Mar 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Food Lifeline, 815 S 96th St, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
    Volunteer with the YPOSeattle team as we sort and repack nutritious food for food banks, shelters, and meal programs.
  • Last Tuesday Happy Hour Seattle | February '24
    Last Tuesday Happy Hour Seattle | February '24
    Tue, Feb 27
    Belltown Provisions
    Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 PM PST
    Belltown Provisions, 2137 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Feb 27, 2024, 6:00 PM PST
    Belltown Provisions, 2137 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
    Join us for a Happy Hour event celebrating Black History Month, where we'll be supporting a local black-owned bar - Belltown Provisions. In true Young Professionals of Seattle fashion, you’ll network in a super casual setting: no name-tags, just show up whenever, meet whomever...
  • Last Tuesday Happy Hour Seattle | January '24
    Last Tuesday Happy Hour Seattle | January '24
    Tue, Jan 30
    Flatstick Pub | Pioneer Square
    Jan 30, 2024, 6:00 PM PST
    Flatstick Pub | Pioneer Square, 240 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Jan 30, 2024, 6:00 PM PST
    Flatstick Pub | Pioneer Square, 240 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Kick off the new year on Tuesday, January 30th @ 6pm at Flatstick Pub (in Pioneer Square), for one of the longest running, recurring networking events in Seattle. In true Young Professionals of Seattle fashion, you’ll network in a super casual setting: no name-tags; show up whenever...
GIVE

GIVE

Throughout the quarter, we offer various opportunities to 'GIVE,' with a special focus on the third month. This is when we highlight donation drives and initiatives aimed at supporting our nonprofit partners. 

Featured Giving Opportunities:

Food & Fund Drive 

ENDING HUNGER IS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR HELP

As valued Community Members, your generosity plays a crucial role in making this initiative a success.

We've put together a comprehensive How-to
-Give Guide, designed to provide you with all the information and resources needed to join us in this meaningful effort.

WHERE TO DONATE FOOD

We'll have drop boxes set up at any of our happy hour locations through March - and will continue adding locations as we go.  BUT, if you're not so into carrying physical food items around, you can always donate through our Amazon Wishlist page:

Together, let's make a significant impact by ensuring that every member of our community has access to the nourishment they need.

Donate Direct to Food Lifeline

Your support is needed more than ever right now. People are showing up at Food Lifeline's front desk asking for food.

 

Please join us in helping our neighbors and the community put food on the table. 

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