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KING 5 Home Team Summer

Hunger and poverty are deeply intertwined, impacting more than 200,000 children in Washington.

An estimated 38% of those children are not eligible for federal assistance like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). With children on break from school, the threat of food insecurity rises.

This summer, KING 5 and Northwest Harvest are partnering with Safeway and the Seattle Seahawks to spotlight our continuous efforts alongside community partners to ensure children have access to nutritious meals. The Home Team Summer campaign aims to highlight the increased rates of childhood hunger, especially following the discontinuation of pandemic-era SNAP emergency allotments and the expiration of the federal Child Tax Credit. These changes, coupled with record inflation, have significantly strained resources for many families, particularly single-parent households and Black, Hispanic, or Indigenous families. Read more about the campaign here!

Follow along with KING 5’s coverage of the campaign and on our blog here.

Join the Home Team Summer Campaign to Combat Childhood Hunger!

Join us at the food drive during Seahawks Football Fest on August 3rd. Bring non-perishable food items to Lumen Field and support families affected by childhood hunger. All donations will go directly to helping our community through the Home Team Summer campaign. Your participation can make a significant difference in the lives of children and their families. You can also donate online to support the campaign throughout the summer!

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We can’t do this work alone – we’re grateful to our community partners who work to provide access to meals during the summer months.

If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or accessing food resources in your local community, please check out our partner network.

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