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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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Banchero Friends Services »We provide 24 hour supported living services, case management and extended programs to adults with developmental disabilities living in Shoreline and North Seattle.
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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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OPERATION: Sack Lunch »OPERATION: Sack Lunch serves the homeless and food insecure in Seattle. We prepare and serve 200,000 meals a year; breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
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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.
Stay Informed:

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.
Our Housing, Our Community: Addressing Seattle’s Needs
This 2008 report examines the state of housing in the city of Seattle.
One Night Count
The One Night Count of people who are homeless in King County takes place every year at the end of January.
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.
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.

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