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.
Summer is a time of particular concern as children do not have access to school meal programs. On an average school day last year, about 320,000 children in Washington received free or reduced-price school lunch. Currently in Washington State only 11% of children who receive free and reduced cost meals during the school year are accessing free summer meal programs. Please consider making a small recurring monthly donate to help insure these children get the meals they need.
Feed Washington is a non-profit food distributor in the State of Washington. We believe that it is the responsibility of all non-hungry adults in Washington to eradicate childhood hunger in our State. We ask those adults who aren’t hungry to commit to a small recurring credit card donation in an amount they won’t notice on their monthly credit card bill. Maybe for you it’s $1, $5 or $50. The individual amount doesn’t matter; it’s the collective impact that is important.
Please join us.