Food Lifeline’s Shoreline Repack Center was the location of Farallon’s most-recent community outreach endeavor when staff convened to repackage, containerize, and load food for distribution to western Washington food banks, meal programs, and shelters. The 21 Farallon volunteers repacked a total of 876 pounds of food translating to 684 meals.
Farallon employees did not arrive empty-handed. Response to a company-wide food drive the week prior to the volunteer event yielded 627 pounds of food and over $100 contributed by Farallon and delivered to the nonprofit organization to help keep shelves well stocked. Spurred by friendly rivalry kindled among internal work groups, the Engineering Group brought in the most food—an impressive 59 pounds per person—and had 100 percent participation at Food Lifeline, winning the competition and its accompanying prize of dinner at the restaurant of their choice.
Food Lifeline is a local relief organization feeding hungry people throughout western Washington. Last year the organization delivered more than 17 million meals via its network of neighborhood food banks, hot meal programs, shelters, and other food providers.