Food >> Food Archives >> 2015 >> Basic Food participation by youth, King County cities (2014)

In many South King County cities, close to half of all children participate in the Basic Food program.

In 2014, more than one quarter of King County children (106,470 individuals) participated in the Basic Food program.

  • This included close to one half of all children (birth to 17 years) in Tukwila, SeaTac, Burien, Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, and Des Moines.
  • Presenting only the percentage of children served can deflect attention from real need in relatively prosperous communities.  For example, 11.9% of children in Bellevue = 3,079 children; and 10.4% of children in Redmond = 1,291 children.
  • To view the numbers behind the percentages, see the data table in Notes & Sources II.