We heard from Food Lifeline at our last meeting, and they promised to send us some information about contacting members of city council to encourage them to move forward on their plans for a new Hunger Relief Solution Center. Here it is! They have identified the site at the bottom of Highland Park Drive that currently hosts Nickelsville, and are actively working with Nickelsville and the city to find a relocation spot for them. The site would allow Food Lifeline to consolidate and expand operations to secure more food, deliver it to more people, operate even more efficiently, and work toward ending hunger in our community. The major parcels of the land that are needed are currently owned by the City of Seattle and the State of Washington. Work with the state is moving along well, but they need some help in convincing members of the City Council that the new building would be an ideal way to use that land.
That’s where you come in. Political leaders really do listen to their constituents. Speak up on their behalf to help move their vision forward. Please contact city council:
The City of Seattle’s Department of Transportation currently owns part of the site where Food Lifeline hopes to build the new building. The site is not currently being used, nor are there immediate plans for its use.
You can help by sending an email to the City Council membersTim Burgess, Sally Clark, Richard Conlin, Nick Licata and Tom Rasmussen. Let them know why you support Food Lifeline and its critical role in our community. Then, be succinct, passionate and direct in covering these points:
- Food Lifeline needs a new building to increase its capacity to feed hungry children, families and seniors in Seattle
- An identified site on West Marginal Way is an ideal location
- The site should be declared surplus and transferred to Food Lifeline so it can serve thousands more hungry people for years to come
- Ask them specifically for their support and to move quickly in taking action
Time is of the essence. They must move forward to acquire the land within the next few weeks to keep the building plans on schedule! Your investment in the campaign will build a new, consolidated 150,000-square foot Hunger Relief Solution Center where solutions to hunger are real and tangible, executed expertly and efficiently, and focused on ensuring that none of our neighbors goes hungry.