35 Years of Community Support!

Since the Bite of Seattle's inception in 1982, Seattle’s premier food festival has successfully retained a connection to the community by raising funds for local charities and once again, the Bite teams up with some of Western Washington’s most notable charity organizations to retain a connection to the community.

Food Lifeline, a primary partner with the Bite, benefits from the event in a number of ways. Diners who drop in on the long-standing Bite favorite, The Alley, will contribute a portion of their Alley admission toward Food Lifeline’s mission to end hunger. For every dollar you donate, Food Lifeline can provide four nutritious meals for your hungry neighbors.

Additionally, visitors hungry to help can also look for Food Lifeline’s bright yellow donation boxes throughout The Alley and do their bit at the Bite to provide for others.

Every year, nearly 40% of our country’s food ends up in landfills, while millions go hungry. Food Lifeline has a solution for both problems.

Food Lifeline rescues millions of pounds of this surplus food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, and restaurants. Food Lifeline then delivers this healthy and nutritious food to 275 food banks, shelters and meal programs across Western Washington.

Thanks to your support, they are able to provide 90,000 meals to our hungry neighbors every day. This, combined with their policy and advocacy work creates a sustainable solution for ending hunger.

That’s why Food Lifeline says “Hunger Doesn’t Have to Happen.”