Please take the time to donate in support of the 2018 Feds Feed Families Campaign effort here in Region 10, DHHS.
Your donations will be utilized in the State of Washington and will be used to combat these unfortunate facts about hunger in Washington.
WA Hunger Facts:
• In 2016, around 1 in 8 Washingtonians did not get enough food to meet their basic nutritional needs.
• In the nation, Washington is firmly in the middle of the pack, ranking as the 25th hungriest state.
• In Washington, the number of people living in poverty significantly decreased over the last year, but nonetheless, nearly 1 in 9 Washingtonians lived below the poverty line in 2016.
• 1 in 5 kids in Washington state lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table.
• 1 in 7 Washingtonians relies on SNAP (food stamps), the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is severely threatened by budget cuts. Half of all people on SNAP are kids.
• The majority of working-age Washingtonians who live in poverty are actively working or looking for work.
• Since the start of the recession in 2008, Washington has cut more than $12 billion in discretionary spending from our state's operating budget, all in the areas of public safety, higher education and basic needs services.
• 1 in 6 Washingtonians relies on their local food bank.
Thank you for your donation!