End Childhood Hunger

Hungry in Washington 2010

Created on: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 11:43pm

More than 367,000 households in Washington struggled to put food on the
table in 2009, according to the most recent report on food security in America. According to the report, released November 15, 2010 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service, food insecurity is on the rise in Washington state. 

Learn more about the report in the Children's Alliance analysis, Hungry in Washington 2010.

We're in the News: Seattle Times Op-Ed

Posted on: Friday, November 12, 2010 - 2:49pm

Children's Alliance Executive Director Paola Maranan authored an Op-Ed published in the Seattle Times on Sunday, November 7th, 2010. She makes the case that Congress should protect funding for Working Connections Child Care by passing the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Emergency Contingency Fund. The article makes it clear that failing to protect the Working Connections child care and employment program can only hurt kids, families, and the Washington state's economic recovery.

What Next? What Kids Need From Lawmakers Now


With the elections over, Children's Alliance is looking ahead at what lawmakers can do now to protect kids as families continue to struggle through economic hard times. In the Seattle Times and on TVW's inside Olympia we called on lawmakers to make wise and compassionate choices. 

We're in the News: Inside Olympia on TVW

Posted on: Friday, November 12, 2010 - 11:18am

Deputy Director Jon Gould was featured on the TVW program Inside Olympia on November 11th. He called upon legislators to protect kids during these difficult economic times. 

Watch a clip below, or see the full program on the TVW website.

Speak Up for Kids Children's Alliance Membership Meeting

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 5:30pm

Join with advocates for kids in Spokane to power up for the coming legislative session.

You are invited to join Children's Alliance members, Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, and state lawmakers from your area for a discussion about the needs of kids and families during these tough times.

Vota por los niños en 2010

Created on: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 11:17am

Las elecciones están ya ante nosotros y éstas pueden ser algo bueno en medio de estos tiempos difíciles económicos, pero también podrían empeorar las cosas.  El Children’s Alliance ha tomado una postura sobre seis de las medidas en las papeletas que tienen la posibilidad de beneficiar o de dañar a los niños.

Lee un folleto sobre las iniciativas en la papeleta.

End Childhood Hunger Powerful Partners Summit

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 10:00am

The End Childhood Hunger Washington Powerful Partners Summit is a one-day summit of advocates, parents, and providers focusing on the goal of ending childhood hunger by 2015.

In 2008, after bringing advocates, policy makers and community leaders together, we released the Strategic Plan to End Childhood Hunger in Washington.

2010 Ballot Measures Impacting Kids and Families

Created on: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 1:08pm

The outcome of six ballot initiatives in the 2010 fall election will change the lives of kids and families. Read an analysis of the impact of each initiative.

Read the summary of our positions.

Summer Meals: Filling the Gap

Across Washington, there is an increasing demand for backpacks at local stores, playgrounds are beginning to fill with the sounds of recess and school buses have started hitting the road in full force. For many parents stretching every dollar to meet their families’ basic needs, fall means something simple yet critical: school lunches and breakfasts will be available again.

Representative Adam Smith visits a summer meal siteBut how did families fill the gap over the summer? To answer that question for our elected officials, we recently brought Representative Adam Smith (of Washington’s 9th Congressional District) and Representative Rick Larsen ( 2nd District)  to summer meal sites within their respective districts. The goal was to show them the value of federally funded locations where families get assistance feeding their kids healthy meals when school is out.

What is essential for kids and families? Meals and health care

Kids are not to blame for the economy and should not be victims of budget cuts