United Way of King County is partnering with Kaiser Permanente… Read Article
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As we ring in 2018, the United Way team is hard at work tackling our toughest community challenges. We have big goals to make sure more people have homes, more students graduate, and more families are financially stable in the new year. But it takes people who give money, volunteer and take action to make these goals a reality. Read Article
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
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
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
Growing up, I struggled in school and would misbehave often. While I had the unconditional love of my family, we struggled like many other families and not having breakfast was normal. Research now shows us there is a strong correlation between childhood hunger and children struggling in school. Read Article
Lauren McGowan is the Director of Family Stability for United… Read Article