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A Dubious Honor for WA State – Child Food Insecurity

Washington is in the upper half of the list of states – which, in this case, is a dubious achievement. We rank 18th in the nation for highest child hunger rates for children under 5. Even more alarmingly, we rank 12th for children under 18. Our rates are approaching 20%! Please consider supporting your local food bank to help alleviate these stunning statistics. We provide food to families, helping children and other members of our community receive the nutrition that we all deserve. FamilyWorks begins our 2009 Annual Campaign tomorrow! Check back for more information, or call us at 206/694.6727. If you can’t help financially, please consider donating a smaller item, like bus tickets to help our customers reach the food bank without having to pay. Check our Wish List (click on the tab just under our purple logo) for up-to-the-minute requests. Thanks as always for your help!

Child Food Insecurity in the United States: 2005 — 2007 .

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Filed under Advocacy, Food Bank, Hunger & Food Security, Poverty

Need a Car Seat? Have a Car Seat? Need a Bike Helmet?

In addition to our wish list, check this out:

Families are invited to the Safe and Sound and Green Event on April 29, 2009, from 9am – 1pm at IKEA in Renton. Organizations throughout King County have partnered to help families be safe and environmentally responsible.  Certified passenger safety technicians will be on hand to:

– Provide FREE car seat inspections for correct installation and proper fit.

– Collect, inspect and prepare gently used car seats for redistribution to families in need.

– Collect unusable car seats and send them to a facility in OR where 90% of the material will be recycled.

– Sell low cost, custom fit bicycle helmets.

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Filed under FamilyWorks News, FamilyWorks' Community, Fundraisers, Parenting, Parents of School-Aged Children (5-12), Parents of Young Children (Ages 0-5)