In this time of increased need, Gaffney Events is proud to partner with Food Lifeline to support our local communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to contribute to the efforts of Feeding America and Food Lifeline in the form of volunteer work, private fundraising and local food drives. These efforts are essential to assist in their ongoing operations, enabling them to stay strong, stable and capable of serving the many people experiencing hunger today.
Food Lifeline's mission is to feed people experiencing hunger today while working to end hunger for tomorrow. Founded in 1979, Food Lifeline feeds hungry families by working with the food industry "from farm to fork" to rescue unmarketable food at all stages of the food chain. Every year, we rescue millions of pounds of nutritious food from grocery stores, farms, food manufacturers, distributors, restaurants, and retail settings. In 2019, we distributed 58 million pounds of food via our network – the equivalent of 49 million meals. We are deeply committed to the idea that access to food is a basic human right. Our food distribution programming creates a sustainable approach to hunger and provides 134,000 meals every day to over 300 local food assistance programs across Western Washington.