The economy has created some serious problems in many areas; none of those problems are as potentially devastating to the long-term health of our communities than childhood hunger.
More than 400,000 children in Washington go hungry every day. Nearly 1 in 4 children in Washington live in families that struggle to put food on the table on a regular basis. Many low-income parents skip meals so that their children can eat. At one Spokane food bank, 60% of parents said they skipped meals to give their children food.