Standards for Charity Accountability
- 1. Board Oversight
- 2. Board Size
- 3. Board Meetings
- 4. Board Compensation
- 5. Conflict of Interest
- 6. Effectiveness Policy
- 7. Effectiveness Report
- 8. Program Expenses
- 9. Fund Raising Expenses
- 10. Accumulating Funds
- 11. Audit Report
- 12. Detailed Expense Breakdown
- 13. Accurate Expense Reporting
- 14. Budget Plan
Fund Raising & Info
- 15. Truthful Materials
- 16. Annual Report
- 17. Website Disclosures
- 18. Donor Privacy
- 19. Cause Marketing Disclosures
- 20. Complaints
Food Lifeline meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Business incorporated: 12/24/1979 in WA
Also Known As: Grocery Rescue , Produce for the People , Seattle's Table , Farm to Food Bank , Feeding Hope , Feeding Washington , Feeding Western Washington , Food Frenzy , The Foodbank Network
Food Lifeline approaches hunger as a logistical problem that can be solved. Working with the food industry and its surpluses, they come up with creative solutions to stopping hunger, including redirecting good food from manufacturers, farmers, grocery stores and restaurants that might otherwise go to waste. Food Lifeline provides 88,000 meals a day to local food assistance programs, and that, combined with their policy work, creates a sustainable approach to ending hunger in Western Washington. Grocery Rescue: Making it easy and safe for grocery stores to donate quality, but unsellable, food to the food programs right in their neighborhood. Kids Cafe: Bringing healthy and kid friendly foods to the after school and summer programs where kids live, learn and play. Mobile Food Pantry: Delivering nutritious food directly to people in high-need areas, such as food deserts and rural communities. Target Meals for Minds: Knowing that kids can't learn if they're hungry, we are partnering with Target to put a food bank right in one of Seattle's most in-need schools. Produce for the People: Increasing the amount and variety of fresh fruits & vegetables at local food banks, while simultaneously decreasing the fresh produce entering our region's waste stream. Seattle's Table: The connection between restaurant & caterers' prepared foods and the hot meal programs in their neighborhood.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on Food Lifeline's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Monday, June 30, 2014.
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