Food Lifeline Food Distributions

Food Insecurity

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During the Summer of 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic hit shutting down several normal food bank operations and also causing the need for food to increase. 
   I have volunteered many times at the Food Lifeline warehouse in South Park and at many volunteer events when I was with Boeing. In the 90’s I developed a web site for Boeing Community Relations, where employees could donate to Food Lifeline in equivalent meals. The site was so successful my code was used on Food Lifeline’s own web site!
   I was a Boeing Test & Evaluation, Principle Lead Engineer for 37 years, retired since 2016.  I was looking for someway to help during the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

  • On June 4th Food Lifeline starting emergency food distributions outside of Century Link Field.
  • On July 22nd we moved to my old neighborhood at The Rainier Beach Community Center and Pool. First it was said we’d be open until the end of October, then to the end of year and now through next year.

#HungerDoesntHaveToHappen

12/30/20  917 Households served TODAY     10,651 TOTAL Households served!!

January 6th - Rainier Beach Community Center - w25
December 30th - Rainier Beach Community Center - w24

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December 23rd - Rainier Beach Community Center -23

Video of our distribution.

December 16th - Rainier Beach Community Center
December 16th - Rainier Beach Community Center -22

I sent John, one of our neighborhood volunteers, out with my GoPro about a half-hour after we opened to see how far the line goes! We couldn’t believe how far it went!!

One of our weekly customers serenades us with his accordions and flutes! He’s also been a great translator! ❤

The Distribution!

Fresh Food!

December 9th - Rainier Beach Community Center -21
December 2nd - Rainier Beach Community Center -20
November 25th - Rainier Beach Community Center -19
November 18th - Rainier Beach Community Center -18

Our distribution was seen on the KOMO evening news.

One of our patrons drove through the distribution with a flat tire so John and I helped change it.

The line-up to get into the distribution was almost a mile long!

November 11th - Rainier Beach Community Center -17

Aaron Czyzewski
– Food Lifeline

Sam Middleton  (click to play video)
– Rainier Valley Food Bank

A variety of foods today from Rainier Valley Food Bank and Mosby Farms

My fellow Instrumentation Engineer, Andy Hickson! 

November 4th - Rainier Beach Community Center -16
October 28th - Rainier Beach Community Center -15

When I worked at Boeing, I also volunteered for Boeing Community Relations where I was the Food & Essentials mascot, “Can-Do”. They retired the mascot before I retired, so it was good to bring it out on Halloween for the right time! My Boeing friend Andy Hickson has been volunteering regularly too!

October 21st - Rainier Beach Community Center -14
October 14th - Rainier Beach Community Center -13

Aaron Czyzewski 

Andy Hickson and I

Putting the signs on the street!

October 7th - Rainier Beach Community Center -12

A time-lapse of our distribution.

September 30th - Rainier Beach Community Center -11

Pallets and pallets of food!

The Jones Soda Bus distributed sodas to all!

A van donated by the Employees Community Fund!

September 23th - Rainier Beach Community Center -10

More big semi-trucks with food to distribute.

September 22nd - ABC Good Morning AMERICA - Food Segment

Our Food Distribution was shown on Good Morning America

September 16th - Rainier Beach Community Center -9

More USDA fresh produce.

ABC TV’s Good Morning America brought a production crew to video our distribution.

With persistent hazardous wildfire smoke in the air, all volunteers today donned N95 masks. 😷

The US Census was checking if people had filled their surveys out. They collected 80 more surveys which they said will account for millions of more federally allocated moneys! 💲💲

The lines have been getting longer!

September 9th - Rainier Beach Community Center -8
September 2nd - Rainier Beach Community Center -7
August 26th - Rainier Beach Community Center -6
August 19th - Vacation MRNP -5
August 12th - Rainier Beach Community Center -4
August 5th - Rainier Beach Community Center -3
July 29th - Rainier Beach Community Center -2
July 22th - Rainier Beach Community Center -1
July 16th - Century Link Field CANCELLED COVID-19 concerns
July 9th - Century Link Field CANCELLED COVID-19 concerns
July 2th - Century Link Field
June 25th - Century Link Field
June 18th - Century Link Field
June 11th - Century Link Field
June 4th - Century Link Field

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