One in five children in King County lives in a family that runs short on food.
Working age Americans now make up the majority of food stamp recipients.
More than 30% of food bank clients with seniors at home reported that they have to choose between food and medicine or between food and heat or water.*
Tell us why hunger persists in your community and what you think can be done about it.
Join the online community conversation on hunger in King County via this Dialogue app. All are welcome to read the postings, simple registration is required to actively add suggestions, to comment upon other's ideas or to rate an idea. Registered participants may improve upon their suggestions with links, documents and video. See 'how to participate' below. This conversation will take place through 2014. The conversation is moderated.
Attend public forums on hunger during HUNGER ACTION WEEK with United Way. Join a panel of experts to discuss hunger in your community: what it looks like, how it impacts you, and what can be done about it. Learn about resources to combat need, and share your views on how to improve them. Facilitated by United Way of King County.
Tuesday, March 18th, 6:30 pm, Federal Way 320th Library,
Wednesday, March 19th, 6:30 pm, Valley View Library,
Share a gift of food. Bring healthy nonperishable food gifts to the collection bin at a King County Public Library. Program partners Food Lifeline, Hopelink and the Lifelong Aids Alliance are distributing the gifts to feeding programs and food banks county wide.
Need an idea of what to bring? Find a suggestion list here under ‘food.’
*sources: United Way, Associated Press, Food Lifeline.