New campaign!

We are so thankful to you for your strong support of Gratitude Meals, where, with your help, we’ve delivered over 4,000 meals to first responders and hard-hit communities. We also made lots of connections between restaurants, food service companies and emergency personnel. It was so terrific to show them they’re supported and seen, and so great to help local food service workers get some much-needed revenue.

We’re pleased to tell you about our new focus activity for May 2020.

We’ve launched a month-long campaign together with two nonprofits: Solid Ground Sand Point Housing and Mercy Housing Northwest to help bring groceries to the families that live at these two low-income housing facilities at Magnuson Park, in Seattle’s northeast district.

Buy Groceries for a Low Income Family

At Seattle’s Magnuson Park, there are more than 170 low-income families which have been extremely hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. These families are among northeast Seattle’s most vulnerable. They each have household incomes no greater than 30% of the median Seattle income. Quite a few of these households also have furloughed or laid-off parents due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of these families have school-age children.

You can help.

  • $20 donation buys a family of four their food for a day 
  • $50 buys a bag of groceries
  • $100 buys a family of three meals for a week 
  • $200 buys a family of three meals for more than two weeks

See our new GoFundMe drive for May 2020.

We’ve launched a month-long campaign together with two nonprofits: Solid Ground Sand Point Housing and Mercy Housing Northwest  to help bring groceries to the families that live there. While this won’t provide all their food needs, it will go a long way toward supplementing other sources of nutrition, and will allow them a little more room in their very limited budget during this crisis. 

100% of the funds raised via this GoFundMe go to the purchase of grocery cards, distributed directly by on-site staff to those families with greatest need.

Can you buy a bag of groceries for families in need? Simply donate here, and we’ll get them a grocery card! We’ll take care of the logistics and update you. Thank you so much for your generosity!

* $20 donation buys a family of four their food for a day 
* $50 buys a bag of groceries
* $100 buys a family of three meals for a week 
* $200 buys a family of three meals for more than two weeks

Matching Gift: The first $10,000 raised will be matched by a generous donor family!

Donate Groceries

In addition to this GoFundMe, we are also looking for working laptops or tablets made after 2013 that you’d like to donate. If you’ve got a working laptop or tablet that you’re no longer using, please fill out this Google Form and we’d love to get it to a student!

We’d love your support with either or both items — please buy a grocery gift card or two, and drop off a laptop that you no longer use! #bigthanks to you for helping your neighbors in need!

UPDATE: As promised, on Memorial Day Weekend, we donated over $8,000 in grocery cards to Mercy Housing and Solid Ground Housing at Sandpoint! Thank you so much for your donations! A generous family matched the first $4,000 contributed, and Safeway chipped in an additional 5%. The cards were delivered to low-income families in need, and represent close to 30,000 family meals. Thank you, community!

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I've lived in Seattle since 1991, and held jobs at Microsoft, Expedia and my own few startups. I've taught a class on innovation at the UW Foster School of Business. I love Seattle and the greater Puget Sound region. I've got a wife, three kids and a dog, who, other than me, is by far the most difficult member of the household.

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