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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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St. Andrew's Place Assisted Living Community »St. Andrew's Place Assisted Living Community is the only non-profit assisted living community on the North Olympic Peninsula.
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New Horizons Ministries »Since 1978 New Horizons has maintained a consistent presence on the streets of Seattle, serving and supporting homeless and street-involved young people aged 22 and under.
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GD Association »We provide housing for up to 2 years for homeless pregnant and parenting teens ages 13-18 and long term for elderly/disabled persons.
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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.
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.
On January 27, 2012, the One Night Count saw 2,594 people living on the streets of King County.
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The Growing Housing Crisis in King County
A fact sheet on homelessness and housing affordability in King County
Financial and Geographic Barriers to Shopping at Grocery Stores
Those living in poverty often turn to corner markets and gas station mini marts for food.
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.
Hungry in Washington
Hungry in Washington presents national data from the most recent USDA report on food insecurity and hunger in America, including food insecurity and hunger prevalence for Washington and the state’s ranking for food insecurity.
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.

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