PBCares Food Lifeline Food Frenzy Fund
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw 1/9 people struggle with hunger in Washington state, with 1/6 of these people being kids. Unfortunately as the pandemic remains a public health crisis, we expect that by the end of the year 1/5 Washingtonians could be facing hunger. In 2019, just over 1 million people visited food banks and pantries, but in 2020 so far, the number has raised to over 2.2 million individuals, with 40% of those people using food assistance programs for the very first time.
PitchBook has decided to participate in Food Frenzy - a virtual fundraising competition with local Washington companies to raise money for Food Lifeline. Food Lifeline is an organization whos mission is to end hunger in Washington (a cause more important than ever now). They distribute food through a partnership with 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, enabling them to provide 134,000 meals every single day. They work to end hunger for the future by addressing root causes including systemic inequality and social justice through advocacy efforts to shape local and state policy. Food Lifeline also diverts food from landfills to help protect the environment while feeding hungry residents.
Please consider donating to our goal of $5,000 by October 2nd!
Did you know that $1 provides 5 meals for Food Lifeline!? For any employee who contributes the equivalent of 100 meals ($20) in this fund - PBCares will host a raffle at the end of the campaign with 5 opportunities to win prizes ranging from gift cards to swag to electronics!