Not All Washingtonians are Getting Enough to Eat
Before COVID-19 more than 1 in 10 Washington families struggled with hunger. In the last few weeks, foodbanks have reported client visits up to 3 times higher than before COVID-19.
Families with young children are most at risk.
Even as demand soars, donations to food banks are down by 70%.
There is no shortage of food statewide. Our food supply chain remains steady, and deliveries to grocery stores continue uninterrupted.There is enough food across the state of Washington, but it’s not getting onto the tables of those most in need.
A new state initiative, called the WA Food Fund will provide direct financial assistance to three organizations that supply food to every food bank in Washington:Northwest Harvest,Food Lifeline and Second Harvest.
Food insecurity is an issue that my family has been working on for a long time. So I’m asking, if you are able, to please donate to theWA Food Fund, or to your local food bank or food pantry.
Big or small, every donation will help feed a Washington Family.
Thanks for listening,