Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

Protecting State Food Assistance

The State Food Assistance (SFA) program helps put food on the table for nearly 15,000 Washington kids.  

SFA mirrors the rules and benefits of the federal food stamp program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP); with the exception that SFA covers documented immigrants who are barred from the federal program. State Food Assistance Benefits average about $114 per month.

Governor Gregoire has proposed to eliminate all funding for the State Food Assistance program as of February 1, 2011. 

Children from every part of Washington, and children who are often left behind, all need access to the fullest opportunities for growth and security.

Anyone who supports protecting food assistance for hungry families can help ensure that our legislators protect State Food Assistance. You can help by sharing a story of how the program has helped you and your family or by speaking up in support of protecting food assistance for all hungry families in Washington.

Find out more about who is affect by the proposed cut. Click to download a brief one page flyer about who is affected and what you can do to help protect state food assistance from cuts during the 2011 legislative session.

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