U.S. Senator Patty Murray wrote to Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee to lay out her priorities for the 2013 Farm Bill. She urged protection of the SNAP program (Food Stamps? and other programs that help fight hunger.
All Washingtonians should be able to get dental care when they need it, regardless of where they live or how much money they have. Yet many can’t. Dental Therapists are licensed providers that extend the reach of the existing dental team. They can help people get the care they need to be healthy.
Dental Therapists will:
• Expand dental care access to families and communities.
• Save money by providing high quality routine, cost-effective care and preventing dental emergencies.
A recent report by the Food Research and Action Center found that 18.8 respondents in the North Olympic Peninsula have had trouble affording enough
Linda Stone, senior food policy coordinator for Washington's Children's Alliance, said the 6th Congressional District probably was high on the list because it is largely rural.
The Children's Alliance 2009 Legislative Agenda lays out our top priorities in this tough legislative session.
Nearly 300,000 children in Washington live in households that struggle to put nutritious food on the table every day. The issues these children face can be complex; solving their hunger is not: Feed children three nutritious meals each and every day.
Childhood hunger is a problem that is often hard to see, but its short-term and long-term effects on children’s health and well-being are clear. Childhood Hunger has no place in Washington.
New data show areas of the state where residents are most likely to be hungry
New data show 23% decrease in number of uninsured children
Seattle metro area leaves $54 million in food stamp money unclaimed
Summer vacation leaves many Washington children hungry
Interviews with Washington's hungry