Seattle chefs and volunteers come together to deliver meals to the most vulnerable

Aug 5 2020, 8:34 pm

Realizing that the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were leaving a lot of families struggling to afford food, a group of Seattleites came together to start Food is Love, a project which gets restaurants back to work by making meals for people who need it.

Linda di Lello Morton and Chef Tamara Murphy of Terra Plata, Marina Gray of the Lowell School community, and Egan Orion of Finding Common Ground started the initiative by delivering food to the community around Capitol Hill, Central District, and Madrona during the beginning of the pandemic.

“Our goal was to do two things: get restaurants back to work and to provide food to vulnerable families and individuals with healthy, nutritious, and tasty meals.”

Others around the city began serving other vulnerable neighborhoods before combining their efforts and joining the initiative.

Using their contacts at Seattle Public Schools, the organization identified families in need of access to healthy foods and delivers them meals, school lesson packets, and non-perishable food items on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


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The organization also helps those in encampments by delivering the homeless bags of prepared meals and water three days a week.


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Food is Love has served over 20,000 meals and is currently facing a “giving fatigue.” Those interested in donating to Food is Love can do so through a Go Fund Me page to help continue serving the community through the end of August.

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