A recent report from the Children’s Alliance highlights the importance of federal and state policies in reducing hunger and food insecurity in Washington State families. The Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), which serves half of all newborns in Washington, is one of many programs scheduled for reductions if federal legislators do not fulfill their obligations to reduce the federal deficit. For more information on food in King County, click here.
Communities Count launches its new website with a data focus on income in King County before and after the Great Recession. While income has not improved significantly, poverty increased, especially among children.