Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Hunger on the rise

New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on food security is sounding an early alarm about growing hunger in Washington households as the state and nation enter a recession. The survey’s data were gathered in 2007, before the state’s economy had taken a serious downturn, and yet they show significant food insecurity and hunger in Washington, particularly in the state’s rural counties.

Read our report: Hungry in Washington 2008.