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Nutritious Food 

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Skyrocketing food costs and the nation’s economic crisis are making it harder for people to obtain the nutritious food they need to survive and lead healthy lives. Through food banks, school programs and farmers markets we can reduce hunger and improve health throughout our region.

 

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tactics for giving to increase access to 
nutritious food
  • Support collaboration among food programs in order to better respond to hunger needs
  • Provide funding to help food banks consistently offer nutritious food
  • Support the availability of food for vulnerable residents
  • Support free, cultural appropriate meal programs for children year-round
  • Support efforts to connect local farmers markets with immigrant growers, food banks and use of food stamps
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
In 2010, 35% of King County students applied for free or reduced-price meals at their school.
Success Story
Urban Community Farm Feeds Low-income Families and Creates Jobs
Located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, Marra Farm is a model urban community farm. The farm grows organic produce to feed low-income families, provide food for South Park Elementary after-school programs, distribute to a senior citizen lunch program and sell at the University District Farmers Market through an employment program for at-risk youth.
Stay Informed:

Household Food Security in the United States
This report presents statistics on households’ food security, food expenditures, and use of food and nutrition assistance programs for 2012.
End Childhood Hunger in Washington: Strategic Plan
This report examines the feasibility and challenges of ending childhood hunger in our state.
Challenges in Serving Rural American Children through the Summer Food Service Program
This brief outlines the results of a study of potential barriers to locating more programs in rural areas to provide meals to low-income students when school is not in session, and participation in those programs by rural children.
Hunger in America 2010
Hunger in America 2010 is one of the largest studies of domestic hunger, providing comprehensive and statistically valid data on the emergency food distribution system and the people that Feeding America serves.
On the Urban Farm
Seattle's biggest urban farm is taking root in Rainier Valley.
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