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Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation.
In Yakima, schools compete to collect food for Northwest Harvest.
The Seattle Mariners opened their stadium for fans to come watch the away opener against the Anaheim Angels and help fight hunger.
Washington will join eight other states that have taken decisive action to prevent cuts to food assistance for families that also receive heating and utilities assistance. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) is still threatened for deep cuts by the House budget.more
The 2014 legislative session ended on March 13 with significant new funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program for food banks across Washington. In addition to $800,000 for food banks, the state budget added $200,000 for the Farmers Market Nutrition Programs for WIC and Seniors. Unfortunately, the campaigns to restore equity in State Food Assistance benefits and to establish a Breakfast After the Bell mandate weren’t successful this year.more
The food-stamp program has already been eviscerated. Don’t cut more, write guest columnists Shelley Rotondo and Paul Benz.
Northwest Harvest is excited to announce the expansion of our Yakima warehouse!
When the facility adjoining our existing warehouse became available on Oct. 1, it provided a great opportunity for us to address our growing need for space in Yakima.more
We've recently received a number of reports of unwanted phone calls from an entity identifying themselves as Northwest Harvest. Please be aware, Northwest Harvest does NOT make phone solicitations!more
There is very positive news for food banks in both state budgets and we are grateful—but these budget proposals still fall far short of what people struggling to put food on the table need right now.
We are very grateful to the House and Senate for providing significant funds for EFAP for food bank operations. The Senate budget includes $800,000; the House budget includes the full $1 million that we’ve advocated for on behalf of our food bank partners across the state. Yet families in need may well find themselves worse off as food programs that benefit them directly take cut after cut.
We have been hearing about and planning for the new Farm Bill for many years now and the door has officially closed on negotiations.more
The US Department of Agriculture released the latest numbers on food security in American on Wednesday. The ranks of hungry Washington residents continue to be higher than the national average.more
Last week was the first of the legislative session and hunger was a big topic - the voices of constituents and our advocacy efforts have made an impact already.more
Lead Farm Bill negotiators failed to meet their Thanksgiving deadline to achieve a deal, but negotiations will continue. Deep cuts to food stamps are still part of the discussion.more
There won’t be a Farm Bill until January, but negotiations have progressed, including a tentative agreement to cut food assistance by more than $8 billion.more
The federal government shutdown has ended, averting the loss of WIC, food stamps and other assistance for hungry families. Now that the government is re-open for business, Farm Bill negotiations will begin in earnest towards the end of October and will discuss deep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).more
On Wednesday, the House may vote on the Nutrition Reform and Opportunity Act, a piece of legislation that will cut food assistance by $40 billion.more
A proposal to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly “food stamps”) by $40 billion may be presented for a vote in early September.more
The shutdown of the federal government continues into a second week, but if Congress fails to end this impasse soon, America is at risk of another financial crisis.more
Last week, by a small margin of 7 votes, the House of Representatives passed a bill to cut food stamps by $40 billion. This is an egregious cut that threatens to eliminate all food assistance for 4 to 6 million households nationwide.more
Republished from Seattle's Child:
The end of the school year signals the start of summer vacations, camping trips, longer days and warmer weather. Unfortunately, for thousands of Seattle-area children, it also means less access to the meals they so desperately count on.
A pouch of rice. A carton of milk. A dish of applesauce. Not fancy by any means, but for 250 local schoolchildren, it’s a feast. It’s part of Three Squares, a program that supplies needy children with nonperishable foods to take home in backpacks.more
Brandon Pedersen Elected To Two Year Termmore
Central Washington Native Sheri Bissell Hired To Help Fight Hungermore
NEWS RELEASE: Northwest Harvest Awarded Growing Connections Grant
Boeing grant will fund study to connect farmers and food banks
Did you know that the all cuts approach to balancing our state budget these last four years has ranked Washington the third worst state in our nation in supporting the basic needs of low-income families and children?more
A Senate vote on a Farm Bill that cuts $4.1 billion in food assistance benefits for hungry families is expected in the next few days.more
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Legislators have another 30 days to come to an agreement on the budget and hopefully invest funding in our state’s nutrition programs.more