Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Gov. Inslee takes prudent step to feed hungry kids

Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that he’ll protect Washington families from new, harmful cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps).
The Governor will adjust the state’s utility-assistance payments to certain eligible households from $1 to $20.01, ensuring that thousands of families get the food assistance they need to feed their children.

“Governor Inslee's decision to protect Washington families from food stamp cuts is a smart and principled decision—and it is the right thing to do by our kids. Hungry kids can't learn. Food stamps are our number-one defense against childhood hunger,” says Jon Gould, deputy director of the Children’s Alliance.

Read our news release about the Governor's decision.