One of our founding missions at Mighty-O is helping our community. That commitment has grown as we expand into the Ballard, and now Capitol Hill communities. We focus on community giving and awareness through outreach programs, including Operation Sack Lunch, donations to local food banks, and many local non-profits.
Recently, we donated 4,500 donuts to Northwest Harvest, a nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 380 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, they provide more than 2 million meals every month.
WA Hunger Facts:
Washington is the 23rd hungriest state in the nation.
1 in 5 kids in Washington state lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table.
1 in 7 Washingtonians relies on SNAP (food stamps), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is severely threatened by budget cuts. Half of all people on SNAP are kids.
The majority of working-age Washingtonians who live in poverty are actively working or looking for work.
Since the start of the recession in 2008, Washington has cut more than $12 billion in discretionary spending from our state’s operating budget, all in the areas of public safety, higher education and basic needs services.
1 in 5 Washingtonians relies on their local food bank.
Thank you for purchasing a donut from Mighty-O, with this purchase you help Washingtonians feed their families.
– See more at: http://www.northwestharvest.org/wa-hunger-facts#sthash.E4Tq43nS.dpuf