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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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Increase affordable housing
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Increase access to healthy food
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Prevent homelessness
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Sea Mar Community Health Centers »Sea Mar Community Health Centers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing health and human services to all who seek them, regardless of ability to pay.
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FareStart »FareStart's services target some of our community's highest-risk and hardest-to-serve residents. All are homeless or at high risk of homelessness.
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Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence »We are a nonprofit coalition of 73 shelter and domestic violence survivor programs in rural, urban and Indian Country communities.
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Recent Foundation Activities
Benefit for Low-income Shoppers Extended at Seattle Farmers Markets
Seattle will extend its Fresh Bucks program that helps food-stamp recipients afford fruits and vegetables at the city’s farmers markets through the end of the year instead of ending it Oct. 31 as originally planned.
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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.
12.3% of Washingtonians, and more than 18% of children under 5, are living in poverty.
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Challenges in Serving Rural American Children through the Summer Food Service Program
This brief outlines the results of a study of potential barriers to locating more programs in rural areas to provide meals to low-income students when school is not in session, and participation in those programs by rural children.
One Night Count
The One Night Count of people who are homeless in King County takes place every year at the end of January.
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.
End Childhood Hunger in Washington: Strategic Plan
This report examines the feasibility and challenges of ending childhood hunger in our state.
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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