The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Editorial Board came out strongly in favor of advancing programs that feed children in Washington State. The editorial noted the invisibility of childhood hunger:
“Hunger among Washington's children can be hard to detect. Their teachers may only notice inattention and crankiness.”
As well as making a strong case for investing now in the needs of hungry families and children.
"The place to put the most state effort is into getting good foods to young people, where society will reap huge benefits in better school performance, reduced health bills and healthier individuals for years to come."
The editorial references the Children's Alliance's Strategic Plan to End Childhood Hunger and quotes Children's Alliance Eastern Washington Director Linda Stone.