Google.org Awards $20,000 Grant to Seattle Based Food Programs

 

Senior Services and Lifelong announced today that Google.org is contributing $10,000 to each of their meal programs,  Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels and Lifelong’s Chicken Soup Brigade.

Darcy Nothnagle, Western Region Public Affairs Manager for Google, said "Here in Seattle we're hoping to make the holidays a little brighter for clients who receive meals from Senior Services and Lifelong. Organizations like this are a powerful weapon in the fight against hunger and malnutrition."

“We are grateful to Google.org for these generous gifts,” said Paula Houston, Chief Executive Officer of Senior Services and Randall H. Russell, Chief Executive Officer of Lifelong. 

“Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels strives to ensure that no King County senior will go hungry,” continued Ms. Houston. “It makes it easy for home-bound persons age 60 or more to eat well and remain independent. This grant will provide nearly 2,000 meals for vulnerable seniors in King County.”

“The grant will directly support our work improving the nutritional health of 3,500 people living with chronic illnesses and hunger throughout Western Washington,” said Mr. Russell. “When you are living with a chronic illness, healthy food is so important. It provides nourishment, reduces the symptoms of many illnesses and aids in the absorption of life-saving medication.”

Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels offers frozen home-delivered meals for older persons who are unable to leave their home to shop or prepare nutritious meals. The meals are prepared with the special dietary needs of seniors in mind and are adaptable to a variety of special diets. In 2013, Meals on Wheels delivered nearly 390,000 meals to more than 2,100 older adults in King County. Learn more at www.seniorservices.org 

Lifelong’s Chicken Soup Brigade provides vital food and nutrition services to people living with chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, in Western Washington. In 2013, they distributed 36,330 grocery bags and served 149,872 meals. Learn more at www.lifelong.org/chickensoup.   

Over the course of the year, Google.org strives to make the world a little bit better through their technology and giving programs, including more than $100 million in grants, $1 billion in technology resources, and 80,000+ volunteer hours donated to causes around the world. Learn more at www.Google.org.