Nelson visits Food Lifeline meal program for kids

August 22nd, 2016|

A message from Sen. Nelson following a visit to a Food Lifeline meal stop in the 34th district:

This summer, Food Lifeline, a King County non-profit with 17 county-wide locations, has partnered with the Seattle Public Library System and the United Way to bring Food Lifeline Delridgehealthy and kid-friendly meals to where kids in need already live, learn and play.
I had the honor of visiting one of these sites last week, where they said one of their biggest hurdles is getting the word out that these programs exist. Because more than 300,000 children in Western Washington don’t have access to school meals during the summer, this leaves kids and families in a difficult situation.
I saw firsthand how Food Lifeline is making sure kids who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year aren’t going hungry during the summer months. Meals and activities are available to all youth under 18 years of age, so please stop by the Seattle Public Library in Delridge or visit to learn more.