How is the Great Recession affecting the lives of economically vulnerable families raising young children in King County? To find out, Communities Count has interviewed a diverse group of low-income families struggling to make ends meet in what to many feels like chronic economic pain.
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Total visits to food banks in King County declined since last quarter (October to December 2010), dropping 13 percent from 619,585 to 537,981.
The decline is largely due to a decline in returning customers. However, the number of new visitors to food banks increased from 52,915 to 126,834.
Children made up one of every three visits to food banks in the most recent quarter.