If you or someone you know is experiencing hunger, there are community resources to help.
Call 2-1-1 to be connected to basic resources in your area, including: food and clothing banks, shelters, rent assistance, and utility assistance
Check out Food Lifeline’s interactive map to find food banks, food pantries, and meal programs near you.
There are several government food assistance programs available for qualified households:
Basic Food is a food and nutrition program for individuals and families whose income qualifies them to receive a monthly benefit to buy food. Families with school-aged children who qualify for Basic Food will also qualify for Free-and-Reduced Price School Meals.
Fresh Bucks helps Seattle residents who receive Basic Food afford fruits and vegetables, including at participating grocery stores and farmers markets.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federal food assistance program that helps with healthcare and nutrition of low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and children under five for those who qualify.
To find out if you or someone you know is eligible for any of the above programs, contact:
Parenthelp123.org or 1-800-322-2588
Detailed information on Federal Nutrition Programs is available on FRAC website: https://frac.org/programs.