Hunger Action Week focuses attention on hunger’s harmful impact on our community and the ways we can solve hunger together. Sign up to participate in this week by taking the hunger quiz and $5 will be given to fight hunger in King County.
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Here’s what you can do to help fight hunger:
Take the Food Stamp Challenge
What is it like to live on food stamps? Challenge yourself (and your family) to live on $6.30 per day. Share your experience, tips for success, or questions about how others are doing on Facebook and Twitter using #hungerfreeKC. Here's more information on how to take the Food Stamp Challenge, tips for success and rules to follow.
Join us on Saturday, March 22 for a day of action. We have several options for you to dig into. Check them out!
Join The Conversation
Participate in an online forum hosted by King County Library System, or attend an in-person forum during Hunger Action Week to hear from a panel of experts on hunger in your community. Share your thoughts on what we can do to fight hunger and learn more about what’s already being done. Learn more.
Take the hunger quiz and share it with your friends. One of the most important things you can do is help raise awareness about hunger in our community with whoever will listen! Shout it from the rooftops because for each person who completes the hunger quiz, $5 will be donated to fight hunger in King County.
Think hunger is someone else's problem? Think again. Food insecurity exists in every county in America—including ours. Here are some of the facts:
- Washington state is the 15th hungriest state in the country.
- 1 out of 4 kids in our community is at risk of hunger.
- The percentage of Washington families experiencing food insecurity has grown 4.5% since the turn of the century, reaching a state average of 16.1%.
- 62% of teachers have kids who regularly come to school hungry because they do not have enough to eat.
- The lack of adequate nutrition affects children's cognitive and behavioral development, as well as their physical growth.
- United Way of King County works year-round to fight hunger. Learn more about how we’re creating a hunger-free King County.
The gift you give today will help feed hungry families tonight. Make a gift today.
Hunger Action Week is presented in partnership with the King County Library System.