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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:
North Helpline »North Helpline provides critical human services to over 1000 clients each week in an effort to reduce the impact of hunger and poverty in Greater North Seattle.
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Catholic Community Services of Western Washington »For more than 90 years, CCS has served the poorest and most vulnerable people in communities throughout Western Washington.
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FamilyWorks »FamilyWorks helps to connect low-income individuals and families to the food that they need by distributing nutritious food through the food bank and a home delivery program.
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The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
Recent Foundation Activities
Youth and Young Adult Homelessness Funders Collaborative
The Seattle Foundation continues to serve as a member of the Youth and Young Adult Homelessness Funders Collaborative and has participated in discussions to create a blueprint for action on key priorities to prevent and end youth/young adult homelessness in King County.
Success Story
Impact Capital Financing Helps Low-income Communities
Impact Capital makes strategic capital investments aimed at improving the quality of life in our region. As a community development financial institution, the organization provides pre-development financing and below-market loans to nonprofit organizations developing housing projects in low-income communities across the state.
Between 2007-2009 an average of 14% of Washington households struggled with hunger.
Stay Informed:

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.
Local Housing Wage and Rent Data-Washington State
Statewide data on wage, rent, and affordability.
Eastside Story
Overview of the state of many areas of basic needs in East King County
Hungry in Washington
Hungry in Washington presents national data from the USDA 2007 survey, including food insecurity prevalence for Washington and the state’s ranking for food insecurity.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.

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