Combating Hunger in OUR Community
Insecurity affects 1 in 7 individuals in our State. Food inequity affects people of color, women, children, the elderly, chronically ill, economically challenged, homeless, people with disabilities, indigenous, substance abusers, people with mental challenges and dementia, and those who live in isolated rural settings.
In 1998 MPC began to educate the greater community and providers of the need for nutritionally dense, safe meals, using quality ingredients, with an organic ethic; sustainably grown, humanely raised, ethically harvested, and local to the United States.
Meal programs have not historically enjoyed the same recognition or political support as food banks. Meals Partnership Coalition has worked at addressing these inequities.
Annually community meal programs in Seattle serve more than 5,000,000 meals to those in our community who struggle with hunger.
We are grateful to the organizations and volunteers who have worked so hard to ensure that people in need don’t go hungry… But we aren’t done yet.
On any given day in Seattle there are thousands of people; children, elders, women, and men, who live in shelters, cars, and directly on the streets. In addition there are thousands of low-income, housed, Seattle residents who will not have enough food to survive and thrive. To ensure that each person in our community receives the USDA daily recommended number of meals and nutrition necessary for survival we estimate that we will need an additional 3,500,000 meals in addition to the more than 5,000,000 meals currently being provided.
Hunger does not discriminate and has no boundaries. The odds are that you or someone in your household knows someone who is affected by hunger. It could be your neighbor, friend, or child’s classmate… someone you know may go to bed hungry tonight.
The Meals Partnership Coalition works each and every day in our community to ensure that meal providers and communities have the resources they need to serve a nutritious meal to those who would otherwise go hungry.
Supporting MPC is an investment in not only the emergency food system in Seattle, but also in an emergent and growing system… one that promotes equitable sharing of food resources for ALL community members.