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
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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:

End Childhood Hunger in Washington: Strategic Plan
This report examines the feasibility and challenges of ending childhood hunger in our state.
Household Food Security in the United States
This report, published in September 2014, presents statistics on households’ food security, food expenditures, and use of food and nutrition assistance programs for 2013.
Financial and Geographic Barriers to Shopping at Grocery Stores
Those living in poverty often turn to corner markets and gas station mini marts for food.
Hungry in Washington
Hungry in Washington presents national data from the most recent USDA report on food insecurity and hunger in America, including food insecurity and hunger prevalence for Washington and the state’s ranking for food insecurity.
On the Urban Farm
Seattle's biggest urban farm is taking root in Rainier Valley.
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