King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine visited the West Seattle Food Bank on Tuesday, March 26 to draw attention to Hunger Action Week in King County.

Hunger Action Week now underway in King County; 1 in 5 children in King County at risk for hunger

Hunger Action Week is underway in King County from March 25 - 30 seeking to raise awareness is about an issue that affects 13% of King County residents and 1 in 6 people nationwide. According to organizers 1 in 5 kids in King County is at risk for hunger.

To bring attention to the issue and get people involved King County Executive Dow Constantine paid a visit to the West Seattle Food Bank on Tuesday, March 26, and tweeted his breakfast list with associated costs ": 1/2 cup cereal: 20¢ 2 oz soy milk: 22¢ Banana: 19¢ Coffee: 38¢ Total: 99¢" to demonstrate that even small donations can go a long way to fight hunger in our community.

Sign up for Hunger Action Week, and auto accessories and cell phone dealer Car Toys will donate $5 to help hungry families.

King County United Way lists other ways to help and get involved on their website:

Volunteer. Find the ways to help out here.

You can also take the Food Stamp Challenge and try to eat three healthy meals for one week on a food stamp budget.

Learn these hunger facts, share them via social media to help spread awareness of what hunger looks like in our community. Tweet #hungerfreeKC and bookmark our blog to keep up with the latest Hunger Action Week news.

Host a dinner party. (here's how!) and gather friends to talk about what you can do to end hunger.

Make a donation. School will be out soon, and thousands of kids won’t be able to rely on school breakfast and lunch for nutrition. Support summer meals programs by making a gift today.

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