What happens when you put a group of winery employees in a room with 4,200lbs of frozen food? They go to WORK! We had the pleasure of working alongside our friends from Chateau Ste Michelle at Food Lifeline yesterday, where we repackaged over 6,000 servings of frozen yellow beans and a truckload of assorted frozen groceries–which will hit the shelves of food banks and feeding programs around Western Washington later this week.
While we worked yesterday, we learned that more than 387,000 families in Washington State are unsure of the source of their next meal, yet millions of pounds of food end up in our landfills every year. Food Lifeline makes the connection between food companies, grocers, local restaurants and distributors to reduce waste and make sure food is making it to the people who need it most. Last year, Food Lifeline distributed over 35 million pounds of food–that equals about 27 million meals to its network of over 300 food banks, meal programs and shelters in Western Washington!
And it’s volunteers like Erin, Charla, Jan, Peter, Marina, Stephanie, Eileen, Kristen, Kim, Carey, Rebecca, Carol, Kimberly and Rebekah from Ste Michelle who make it all possible! Thanks to all for their incredible work tackling a mountain of frozen food–and Molly at Food Lifeline for being a fantastic host!