When things are hard, when our neighbors are hurting, there’s a reason we bring food.
To learn more or support any of these amazing organizations, visit their websites using the links below.
Comfort Food Program
Sound Credit Union and KIRO 7 are teaming up for Comfort Food – a program helping to support our community by investing in small businesses and providing meals for those who need them most.
Every week, we’ll send a food truck to deliver lunch to a local organization serving people in need… feeding and comforting a stronger community.
Thanks to the Washington State Food Truck Association for being a vital part in this program!
- Communities in Schools: In the U.S., approximately 1 in 6 children under the age of 18 live in poverty, shouldering more than they should have to. Communities In Schools® works directly inside schools, building relationships that empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Many students and their families have a hard time accessing and navigating the maze of public and private services. There may be ample resources in a community, but rarely is there someone on the ground who is able to connect these resources with the schools and students that need them most. Through a school-based coordinator, Communities In Schools® brings community resources into schools to empower success for all students by removing barriers for students at risk of dropping out, keeping kids in schools and on the path to graduation and leveraging evidence, relationships and local resources to drive results. Below are the local Communities In Schools® we are supporting (and you can too!) through Comfort Food:
- Food Lifeline: Food Lifeline is on a mission to end hunger in Western Washington. The organization believes that access to food is a human right and that nobody deserves to be hungry. Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners and then distributes this food through a partnership with 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, enabling them to provide the equivalent of 134,000 meals every single day. Food Lifeline also works to end hunger for the future by addressing its root causes, including systemic inequity and social injustice. They do this through advocacy efforts to shape local, state, and federal policy, by partnering with organizations that are addressing other causes of poverty, and through community engagement and mobilization efforts.
- Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County: In Seattle-King County and around the world, Habitat for Humanity brings people together as volunteers, homeowners, financial and material donors, and community members to create strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. In our community, Habitat for Humanity constructs affordable homes, repairs homes for low-income people and seniors, operates discount home improvement stores in Auburn, Bellevue and Southcenter, and mobilizes more than 4,300 volunteers a year.
- Sound Generations: Sound Generations was established in 1967 and is constantly striving to expand Food Security, Transportation, Health & Wellness, and Assistance Services to meet the diverse needs of our growing aging population in King County. The organization and their 2,100 volunteers are committed to helping low-income, marginalized, and undeserved populations navigate the resources they need in a community that affirms and respects the aging process. In 2019, Sound Generations served almost 54,000 individuals in King County.