Why the fork? Because Chicken Soup Brigade needs a new van!
Chicken Soup Brigade was formed in the early 1980’s by a group of volunteers who were determined to regularly bring good food and a friendly face to people struggling with HIV and AIDS. Nearly 30 years later, the program — now run by Lifelong AIDS Alliance — remains committed to helping meet the nutritional and social needs of people fighting illness and isolation.
In 2005, Chicken Soup Brigade expanded its meal and nutrition counseling services to include people living with other disabling conditions, such as renal disease, multiple sclerosis and cancer. It is now the only program in the Pacific Northwest that delivers individualized meals and nutrition therapy, free of charge, to low-income people who are homebound due to illness or disability.
United Way of King County’s “Why the Fork” grant will enable Chicken Soup Brigade to replace a 20-year-old van currently used to deliver meals and groceries to sick and vulnerable people.
YOU can help Chicken Soup Brigade and 11 other local hunger relief organizations with a donation at http://whythefork.org. Through April 14, all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar. That means that your gift will be doubled!
The new van will help staff and volunteers:
- Drive more than 80 routes throughout King County
- Deliver up to 1,000 bags of nutritious groceries and 3,000 healthy meals
- Serve over 1,000 people each week
The van will also be used to collect food given by shoppers at local grocery stores as part of Chicken Soup’s Care to Shop program.
Please click here now to stick a fork in hunger! Give today, and tomorrow more people will eat. Thank you for helping end hunger in our community.
Here’s a great video about Chicken Soup Brigade produced by Regence.