Food Lifeline discusses West Seattle plan: Rotary today, Highland Park Action Committee tomorrow

February 26, 2013 at 7:13 pm | In 'Nickelsville' encampment, Highland Park, Rotary Club of West Seattle, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

The photo is courtesy of the Rotary Club of West Seattle, which heard today from Linda Nageotte, CEO of Food Lifeline, regarding its proposal for a new facility on the site that currently houses the encampment that calls itself Nickelsville, but primarily about the organization’s main job, as Rotary publicity chair Dave Nichols notes:

She talked about all the great things Food Lifeline conducts to help people who need help. A couple of facts that stuck out:

*97 cents of every dollar is spent on feeding people
*1 in 4 children in our community is at risk of being hungry

For an update on the Nickelsville-site plan, join the Highland Park Action Committee at its meeting tomorrow night. As the closest community council to the encampment, they’ve discussed it more than a few times, and will hear from Food Lifeline tomorrow (Wednesday) night. The meeting’s at 7 pm, Highland Park Improvement Club HQ (12th/Holden), all welcome.

2 Comments

  1. Not sure what this means for Nickelsville – hopefully any relocation/displacement would be handled appropriately. But Food Lifeline is a great organization – similar to Northwest Harvest in the services they provide in supporting local food banks and combating hunger in our community. I’ve volunteered at both FLL and NWH numerous times helping to sort or package items, and donate to each every paycheck, so I’m excited to hear it might be a more convenient location for me (and other WS residents) to volunteer!

    Comment by B-check — 11:38 pm February 26, 2013 #

  2. Hello and thank you to B-check for your support in feeding hungry people! Looking forward to sharing our plans for our Hunger Relief Solution Center tonight with the Highland Park Action Committee tonight and a thank you to Carolyn for organizing this opportunity.

    Comment by Amy Lee Derenthal — 6:11 pm February 27, 2013 #

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