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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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Plymouth Housing Group »Plymouth Housing Group owns and operates 11 residental apartment buildings in the Seattle downtown area, providing safe, permanent housing for formerly homeless adults.
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ROOTS / Shalom Zone Nonprofit Association »The ROOTS Young Adult Shelter opened in 1999 as the result of the community identifying a significant unmet need for shelter designed specifically for young people ages 18 to 25.
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Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services »ADWAS provides comprehensive and accessible services to Deaf and Deaf-Blind victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 90% of our clients are low-income.
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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:

Kids Count Data Center
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Center provides more than 100 indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety and risk factors.
Hunger in America 2014
Hunger in America 2014 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.
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.
One Night Count
The One Night Count of people who are homeless in King County takes place every year at the end of January.
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.

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