COVID-19 has made 2021 a challenging year in many aspects for all, the pandemic has negatively impacted not just the health aspect but also the economy and the financial strength of many in Washington state. For some, the loss of income has led to food insecurity and the thought of getting hold of essential items became impossible.
In order to help provide nourishing food to those struggling families and individuals, BAPS Charities has decided to dedicate all of its annual food drives to combat food insecurity.
BAPS Charities organized a Food Drive in Seattle, WA from October 25 to November 14, collecting 723 pounds of food which is equivalent to 603 meals, and donated it to Food Lifeline. Donations were collected and dropped off while observing appropriate masking and social distance guidelines to protect the health of everyone involved. BAPS Charities thanks all of the volunteers and donors of diverse ages and backgrounds who came together to help the community.
Food Lifeline is on a mission to end hunger in Western Washington. It believes that access to food is a human right and that nobody deserves to be hungry. They strive to provide nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners.
“We could not do the work we do without the help of community members like BAPS Charities. All of your efforts are greatly appreciated!” said, Sharon Yamada-Heidner, Community Engagement/Events Specialist of Food Lifeline.
BAPS Charities is grateful for the continuous and selfless efforts of all local community professionals during these unprecedented times, and its volunteers across North America continue to evaluate situations to effectively provide support by donating food, funds protective equipment and other essential items.