Washington’s success depends on great educational outcomes for all children.
But one in 5 Washington children lives in a household that doesn’t have enough food to get by. It's hard to learn when you are hungry. That’s why more than one million Washingtonians receive federal food stamp benefits, and approximately 15,600 legally residing immigrants use State Food Assistance (SFA).
More than 15,000 Washington children live in families who need State Food Assistance to put food on the table. Yet families who receive SFA get just 75 cents on every dollar of the federal food stamp allocation.
This year, we call on legislators to restore equity to our food-assistance
system by fully restoring SFA.