USDA Hunger-Free Communities Implementation Grantee
The United Way of King County project will focus on 4 of 12 initiatives described in the Hunger Relief Now! Plan, thereby reducing hunger among low-income children, senior citizens, immigrants, and refugees. These four initiatives are:
1. Expand Bridge to Basics – an innovative program that trains multilingual volunteers and deploys them throughout the community to connect eligible families with the Washington Basic Food Program (SNAP) and other public benefits.
2. Increase participation in Summer Meal Programs.
3. Launch two regional coalitions to implement local community based strategies to increase food security among low income children, seniors, and immigrants and refugees.
4. Increase public awareness and support for Hunger Relief strategies through strategic activities during the yearly Hunger Action Week.