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Since the COVID-19 outbreak, WDTL members in conjunction with Lawyers Helping Hungry Children have worked closely with the Emergency Feeding Program (EFP).

WDTL MEMBERS LEND A HELPING HAND
DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, WDTL members in conjunction with Lawyers Helping Hungry Children have worked closely with the Emergency Feeding Program (EFP), to meet the rapidly growing number of people who can no longer afford to put food on their kitchen table.   The EFP was founded with two simple goals: 1) to provide nutritional food; and 2) to ensure no one goes hungry.   Since 1997, the EFP has collaborated with partner agencies and furnished nutritional food to those in need.  The EFP began with three standard diet food bags: small, medium, and large.  Over the years, EFP has expanded its diet plans to include special needs diets, culturally sensitive diets, and no cook diets for the homeless.  EFP annually provides over 600,00 meals throughout King County.  
 
WDTL members volunteered in the warehouse at EFP sorting and packing large food bags and assisted with creating small bags.  Each small (snack) bag from EFP comes with a design, cartoon, personal message and/or riddle.  With a little imagination and creativity, WDTL members along with LHHC and friends have donated and created over 1,000 snack bags for children in temporary day care at public schools so their parent(s) may continue to work, and 750 snack bags for first responders who are working tirelessly to save those stricken with the COVID-19 virus and to keep the rest of our community safe.
 
For those interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities through WDTL, please contact WDTL's Community Service Committee Chair, Gauri Shrotriya Locker at gauri.locker@atg.wa.gov.    
 

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