Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

We're in the news: Hunger in Washington up 24 percent

Several media outlets picked up on our Hungry in Washington report, including the Seattle Times, Northwest Public Radio (KPLU and KUOW), the Olympian, and Real Change. The Seattle Times added information from Linda Stone, our Senior Food Policy Coordinator, to a national Associated Press story:

 "We need more family-wage jobs, and federal nutrition programs should be stronger," Stone said. She also hopes the state Legislature will act to help pay for summer meal programs for children who depend on breakfast and lunch programs in public schools during the school year.

"There are children in classrooms across the state who may be coming into classrooms without dinner," Stone said. "We see school feeding programs as rock- bottom important."

Read the full story in the Seattle Times.
Read the story on Northwest Public Radio or listen to the report on KPLU.
Read Brad Shannon's blog post in the Olympian.
Read Cydney Gillis blog post in Real Change.