Healthy Food Means Financial Stability For Low-Income Families
Summer is especially difficult when kids don’t have access to free and reduced-price lunch at school. “When they’re out of school, they’re eating at home 3 times a day. With summer meals, they can eat breakfast and lunch for free. Read Article
Summer Food Invasion’s Anti-Poverty Mission
While’s school’s out for the summer, many kids are at risk of hunger because they aren’t accessing free meals. We’re teaming up with 100 AmeriCorps VISTA members, No Kid Hungry & City of Seattle to make healthy meals available to young people 18 and under all summer long! Read Article
Increase food Access for Kids. End lunch shaming.
Recent coverage of lunch shaming children for unpaid lunch bills highlights a need to compassionately address poverty and hunger in our schools.
No kid should have to worry about where breakfast is coming from or how to pay for it. Local father Jeff Lew thought so, and took action by raising money to erase the Seattle school lunch debt. It’s amazing what one everyday hero can do, and schools have the ability to do even more. Good news: it’s easy! Read Article
How WA Can Step up and Give Kids Breakfast After the Bell
The national school breakfast program is designed to address hunger, but it isn't working as well as it could in Washington. We rank 45th in the nation in program participation among low-income kids. Why? Often, schools don’t think they have the time. But Breakfast After the Bell makes it easy. Read Article
Breakfast With Seattle Sounders FC
Hungry tummies for kids means little concentration in school. Our Breakfast Challenge aims to help and so do the Seattle Sounders! Check it out. Read Article
Contact WA Senate to Support Hungry Students
House Bill 1508 includes and supports “Breakfast After the Bell," a United Way program which gives kids in high-need schools food where and when it matters. Schools where at least 70% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals would be required to offer breakfast after the start of the school day. Read Article
Kids Need Breakfast. You Can Help. Act Fast.
Research shows students who eat breakfast do better in school. But Washington rates a dismal 45 out of 50 states when it comes to low-income students participating in breakfast and lunch programs. The Breakfast After the Bell Bill might die by Friday. Read Article
EARNing for a Stable Future
The EARN Starter Savings Program is an online tool that encourages saving through cash incentives. Program participants link the EARN platform with their current bank account and commit to saving a minimum of $20 per month for six months. For every month Savers are able to make their savings goal, they will earn $10. Read Article
Savings at Tax Time With myRA
Tax time is a crucial for saving because tax refunds are often the largest lump sum payments many taxpayers receive all year. While much of that refund may be needed to pay off bills and other immediate expenses, setting aside a portion with myRA can provide a cushion against future financial hardships. Read Article
Summer Food Invasion Breaks Record…Again!
Free summer meals for kids saw a huge expansion this year, thanks to generous donors who fuel our work to build local families’ financial stability. Read Article