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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Recent Foundation Activities
The Seattle Foundation is partnering with Hopelink
on the Nourishing Networks project, which is an effort focused on responding to local hunger issues and mobilizing the community to respond. Norman Rice and Linda Nageott, President and CEO of Food Lifeline, are co-chairing the Leadership Team.
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.
12.3% of Washingtonians, and more than 18% of children under 5, are living in poverty.
|Ending Family Homelessness in Washington State: An Emerging Approach
In 2010, Building Changes embarked on a journey to develop a roadmap for policy makers, providers and other stakeholders who are seeking to prevent and end homelessness in Washington state. Harnessing the momentum of the federal government and work taking place in our local communities, Building Changes created a policy paper that outlines the key concepts supporting this new approach and puts forth initiatives and policy adjustments at various levels to support new efforts and efforts already under way in our region.
State of Homelessness in America 2011
This is the first report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) in what will be an annual series of investigations into how U.S. economic conditions are affecting homelessness.
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.
A Fork In the Road
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) is the Washington funding program for food banks, distribution centers, and tribal food voucher programs.