Gina Clark

Invest in Happy Childhoods

A healthy and happy childhood is one of the greatest gifts you can give. A new initiative in King County proposed by Executive Dow Constantine called “Best Starts for Kids,” will help make healthy, happy childhoods a reality by focusing on three areas of investment: pregnancy and early childhood, school-age children, and healthy and safe communities.

In King County, only 12% of adults and 26% of middle and high school youth consuming recommended levels of nutritious fruits and vegetables, there’s considerable room for improvement. 

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What's Up With SNAP?

Thank you for taking action last week to tell the Senate no more cuts to SNAP! Despite your incredible advocacy, the Senate proposed deep cuts to the safety net that could total more than $1 trillion.

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Congressman Larsen Ready to Fight Summer Hunger

Representative Rick Larsen of Washington’s 2nd District, along with Alaska’s Don Young, is sponsoring the Summer Meals Act of 2014, a bill that will help expand current programs that provide nutritious meals for children throughout the summer. During the summer, families are unable to rely on the free and reduced lunch programs they use during the school year.

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How Do You Put Your Groceries Away?

Washington State’s EFAP hasn't seen a funding increase since before the recession. Here’s why Food Lifeline is making this our top legislative priority.

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USDA Releases Food Insecurity Data

The latest data shows that 1 in 6 Washington households were food insecure in 2012.

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