Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE: Community Organizations Speak Up for Equal Benefits for Hungry Families


Seventy-one community based organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for Washington children, elders, and families.

The organizations, representing people in communities of color and anti-hunger organizations like food banks, are asking state legislators to restore full funding to State Food Assistance, a crucial form of food support for children in immigrant families.

For more than 15 years, Washington has strategically leveraged national resources to make sure that food stamps reach families in economic distress. Our legislature led the country in 1997 in establishing the program, and state officials found a way to operate it cheaply and efficiently. Read more.