Local lawmakers lead community volunteer challenge at Food Lifeline

SEATTLE (September 9, 2011) – Food Lifeline, the largest hunger relief organization in Washington, hosted a Neighborhood Food Repack Challenge led by local lawmakers at its Shoreline Volunteer Center on Thursday, September 8th to kick off Hunger Action Month.

Washington State Representatives Luis Moscoso (1st district) and David Frockt (46th district) engaged with dozens of their constituents to fill the shelves of local food banks. They were joined by staff from the offices of State Representatives Ruth Kagi, Derek Stanford, and Cindy Ryu, and the office of State Senator Scott White.

“As our state economy continues to be impacted by the recession, I’m proud to participate in this event to help put food on the tables of struggling families and individuals. Organizations like Food Lifeline and our local food banks are key to helping provide nutritious food in tough times.” – Representative Luis Moscoso

Challenge participants were able to sort and repack a combined total of nearly 6,700 pounds which provided over 6,000 nutritious meals for hungry people in their communities.

For more information about Hunger Action Month, please visit: www.foodlifeline.org/30ways.

Legislative staff and constituents from three districts helped pack food.

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