Food hardship in King County rebounded after 2010 and has continued to rise.
In a telephone survey, King County adults were asked how often in the past 12 months (never, sometimes, or often) their food didn’t last and they didn’t have money to buy more. Answers of “sometimes” or “often” are indicators of food hardship.
In 2013, 13% of King County households “sometimes” or “often” ran out of food and didn’t have money to buy more, up from 8% in 2010.
- Since The Great Recession, reports of food hardship in King County have steadily increased.
- Clearly, the region’s “economic recovery” has not reached all King County residents.