I’m excited about a new idea: feeding others in need while we feed ourselves.

Food Lifeline is a terrific organization, distributing nearly 100,000 meals a day through 300 partner organizations. Through a brilliant surplus food and logistics donation program, 96 cents out of every dollar goes directly to feeding hungry people. That means every dollar donated becomes four meals for a person in need. (No wonder Tom Douglas sits proudly on their board.)

Because everyone’s changing schedules makes the reservation side of our events a bit zany, let’s turn that insanity (and our self-indulgence) into a force for good.

Here’s how:

  1. To join an event, RSVP via email.
  2. If there's room, I'll send you the link to our Food Lifeline donation page. Make the minimum (tax-deductible) donation per seat within 2 days and you're in. Then while you eat, so will forty others (or more… that’s up to you).
  3. If you can’t make it, we’ll miss you. And when someone else donates to get your seat, forty more people will eat.

Simple. And now for some sad math history. Had we only done this before, our past lunches would have fed 2,000 - 3,000 people each.

Let me know what you think!

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