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Basic Needs 

Basic Needs: Serving Food 

From affordable housing to nutritious food, basic needs are essential to the well-being of all residents—and the community at large.

 

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ABOUT THESE STRATEGIES:
Increase affordable housing
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Increase access to healthy food
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Prevent homelessness
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TO SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Council of Seattle/King County »The 211-Community Information Line refers more neighbors in need to St. Vincent de Paul than any agency for basic needs assistance. We intervene at a crisis to prevent eviction, hunger, utility shut-off and more.
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Enterprise Community Partners Seattle »Enterprise helps communities across Seattle and the Pacific Northwest create and improve decent, affordable housing for individuals and families with low and modest incomes.
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Low Income Housing Institute »LIHI owns and/or manages 1,600 housing units at 46 sites in six counties throughout the Puget Sound region, providing homes for low-income and homeless families, individuals, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and women and children at risk.
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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.
A Roof Over Every Bed in King County
In 2002, eight organizations, coalitions, and local governments came together in a unified effort to provide the vision and leadership required to develop and implement a plan to end homelessness in King County, Washington.
State of Homelessness in America 2013
This is the third report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) in an annual series of investigations into how U.S. economic conditions are affecting homelessness.
Our Housing, Our Community: Addressing Seattle’s Needs
This 2008 report examines the state of housing in the city of Seattle.

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