Visits to food banks in King County dropped

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.