On November 1, more than 1.1 million people in low-income families in Washington state will see their food assistance benefits cut, when a temporary boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) expires. Read our joint press release with the Washington State Budget & Policy Center.
The prevalence of hunger in Washington state that appeared during the worst of times remains unchanged, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Today, KIDS COUNT in Washington releases a new report, “The State of Washington’s Children 2013: Good Data for a Strong Future.”
“The State of Washington’s Children 2013” describes how Washington’s children fare in education, health care, and basic needs. It also shares the perspectives of leaders in communities of color to help us understand what this data means for families all across the state.
A majority of the Washington State Senate, 25 of 49 state senators, have voiced their support to restore food assistance to thousands of hungry children. Read our press release.
TUES., FEB. 19 – Leaders from the faith community, charitable organizations and community groups this week are calling on state leaders to fight childhood hunger by restoring a harmful cut to State Food Assistance. Read the press release.
The House Health Care & Wellness Committee is holding a public hearing on an innovative solution to the lack of timely, preventive oral health care faced by children and families across Washington. Learn more.
Please join us for a special media opportunity:
* Rally featuring Gov. Jay Inslee * Sign-waving marchers of all ages *
12:30-1 p.m., Wed., Jan. 30, Have a Heart for Kids Day on the Capitol Steps, Olympia. Click here for march details, a route map and more information.
FRI., DEC. 21, 2012 – Apple Health for Kids, Washington’s health coverage program for children, has won $12 million from the federal government for connecting more children to health care.
The Obama Administration awarded the money, a performance bonus, to Washington on Wednesday. Our state was among 23 states nationwide to earn bonuses for getting more children enrolled in health coverage.
SEATTLE — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn visits Dearborn Park Elementary on Friday morning to honor its staff with a Super School award.
The award comes as part of the Fuel Up First with Breakfast Challenge, which has inspired school leaders across the state to serve healthy breakfasts to more students.
“A nutritious breakfast calms rumbling stomachs and focuses young minds,” Dorn says. “The Fuel Up First with Breakfast Challenge helps make sure kids are ready to learn when the school day begins.”
Data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicates that the lingering effects of the recession have pulled 75,000 more Washingtonians into hunger. Read the full press release.
Tacoma (Thursday, August 30, 2012) – First 5 FUNdamentals and the Early Learning Action Alliance are proud to recognize Sen. Mike Carrell (28th – Lakewood), Sen. Debbie Regala (27th – Tacoma) and Rep. Bruce Dammeier (25th – Puyallup) for their outstanding work in helping more children access early learning opportunities. Next Wednesday, Sept. 5, each will be presented with a Crayon Award.
The Children’s Alliance is recognizing 12 state legislators for protecting kids in the 2012 legislative sessions.
The Champion for Children award is the highest honor that the Children’s Alliance can give to a legislator.