Beneficial effects of the region’s economic recovery haven’t reached all King County families. After peaking in 2010 (for new clients) and 2012 (for returning clients), it looked like food bank visits might be going down. But both measures are on the rise again.
For more on food assistance, see updates to Basic Food trend (plus new data on Basic Food participation and trends for youth in King County cities), WIC trend, food bank trend, and qualification for free/reduced-price meals. Also see Food Notes & Sources for data tables showing Basic Food participation in King County cities from 2002 through 2014.