MEALS PARTNERSHIP COALITION works to ensure that safe, nutritionally dense meals are available for those who would otherwise go hungry.

Our Vision

MPC exists to create linkages between emergency meal providers, food donors, funding organizations, community volunteers, and other partners in the area of hunger relief.  It is our goal to ensure both the continued availability of safely prepared, nutritionally dense meals to those struggling with hunger and also that emergency meal providers have the necessary physical and financial infrastructures to support emerging program needs.

The Meals Partnership Coalition coordinates critical outreach support for meal programs serving in the Seattle area, as well as educating leaders and the broader community, on hunger issues and the critical needs of health-vulnerable Seattle residents.

MPC is an autonomous satellite program of OSL.

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In 1998 OSL was instrumental in founding the Meals Partnership Coalition of Seattle, which functions as an educational, advocacy, and resource tool for more than 120 member meal provider organizations in the greater Seattle area.


Meal Provider Resources

MPC meal provider members receive access to a substantial network of support.

Our meal provider members have the ability to partner with one another to strengthen their individual programs and the community as a whole.  An example of that collaborative spirit can be seen in Hunger Intervention Program’s development and sharing of their Resource Manual for New Meal Programs.

Our other material resources include:

Food Handler’s Manual

Meal Program Self Inspection Checklist

JFS’ Farmer’s Market Gleaning Guide for Emergency Food Providers

Food Substitution Chart

The Cooks Thesaurus (hundreds of food substitution suggestions)

And our services include:

Collaborative Meetings

Community Advocacy

Farmer Market Connections

Specialized Trainings

System Wide Collaborations