Food Lifeline to distribute emergency food boxes

Food Lifeline, a non-profit dedicated to ending hunger in Western Washington, will be giving out free food at local malls this week.

The two closest locations to Renton are at:

Bellevue College – 3000 Landerholm Circle S.E. Bellevue, 98007 (Main entrance off 148th St.)

  • Friday, May 29, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Food Lifeline – 815 South 96th Street, Seattle, Wa. 98108 (Two (2) this week)

  • Wednesday, May 27,  at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 29, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“These emergency food boxes each contain 22-25 lbs of shelf-stable food items like canned fruits and vegetables, canned meats, non-meat protein items, and bread and grains. They will also contain some fresh produce items that tend to have a longer shelf life. Those wishing to take home boxes can receive a drive-up no-touch distribution, and there will also be walk-up distribution.

ANYONE can have access to this food. This is a confidential distribution, so there will be no paperwork or qualification. Food Lifeline is only asking for zip codes to track its efforts.

Food Lifeline encourages everyone to take home this nutritious food. We are all struggling during this crisis, and no one should hesitate to accept this help.”

Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year through partnerships with over 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs. They are part of a larger organization called Feeding America. For more than 40 years, Feeding America has responded to the needs of individuals struggling with food insecurity in this country.