Gamers Engaged with Food Lifeline

Nelly Steiner Charity

During these times of isolating and social distancing, we at Mox Boarding House are coming together to keep the campfire lit and the feeling of community in everything we do. This Sunday, August 9, we’re partnering with Mox Boarding House to host Gamers Engaged with Food Lifeline, a charity stream raising money for Food Lifeline.

What to expect at Gamers Engaged with Food Lifeline?

Gamers Engaged will feature streamers from across the video gaming and tabletop spheres including Magic Caster Cedric Phillips and game designer Mike Selinker, all coming together to support Food Lifeline. Our goal is to raise $15,000, which will provide 75,000 meals for food-insecure families.

Why we need your help to support Food Lifeline

We’re so excited to work with Food Lifeline, a non-profit serving western Washington state with more than 300 food banks in their service area. They’re also working directly with Washington Governor Jay Inslee, as well as Second Harvest, Northwest Harvest, and the National Guard to distribute emergency food boxes to families in need. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of food-insecure people in our state has doubled to 1.6 million people with a high likelihood that it could reach more than 2 million people before the crisis begins to subside.

Looking to help? Here’s what you can do:

  • Tune in and donate to our live stream at gamersengaged.com from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, August 9th
  • Join in on the livestream! We’ve got resources to help you stream yourself and fundraise with us. Signups are open now and run through 11:59 P.M. PT, Saturday, August 8
  • Signal boost our event via social media using the hashtag #GamersEngaged

Click here if you are interested in finding out more about Engage.

– Thanks, and we’ll see you in chat on Sunday!

8/10/20 – Edited to add the below update

That’s a wrap! 

Gamers Engaged finished last Sunday, and it was an amazing experience connecting with everyone while raising money for Food Lifeline! We fell short of our goal, but the team is so proud of raising more than $10,000 for Food Lifeline. That’s more than 50,000 meals for families in need in our community! Huge appreciation to each of our streamers and sponsors that helped make this day so successful, and the biggest thank you goes to those who stopped by to donate or just hang out in chat.  

How to support Food Lifeline into the future

As we wrap up, it’s important to note those 50,000 meals are just one week’s worth of the meal needs in our area. The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on food insecurity both here in Washington and nationwide, so please consider donating to Food Lifeline or use this tool to find a local food bank in your area. 

This weekend was an amazing experience and we can’t wait until the next time we get to engage with you for a great cause again! 

-Meet you at Mox