Gov. Jay Inslee joined key nonprofits and local philanthropies today to launch a coordinated, statewide food relief fund that will help reach those in need in every corner of Washington.
With increasingly high demand, supplies at the state’s food banks have dropped to dangerously low levels, with an estimated 1.6 million people — double the usual number — in Washington expected to depend on those supplies this week.
“Washingtonians are generous neighbors who rise to the occasion, and this is a moment for individuals to make a difference,” Inslee said. “By coming together and contributing to this fund, we can meet this demand across the state and help our neighbors and their families put a meal on the table.”
The relief effort, called WA Food Fund, is being managed by Philanthropy Northwest, a network of philanthropic organizations committed to helping communities across the Northwest. The effort will combine business and philanthropic dollars with individual fundraising to have the most effect.
Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.
To contribute to the WA Food Fund, visit www.wafoodfund.org.