Addressing Hunger Through Public Policy
Our Public Policy Priorities
Feeding Washington prioritizes policies and programs that strengthen food access and address poverty in our state. The causes of hunger are complex and include geographical, racial and social inequities that we believe must be addressed in unison.
Our Policy Framework focuses on six areas:
- Improving Food Systems
- Preventing Hunger
- Reforming Taxes, Budgets, and Nonprofits
- Connecting Hunger and Health
- Reducing Poverty
- Working for Equity and Justice
Be a Change-Maker for Hunger Relief
Everyone can play a role in addressing hunger in Washington by advocating with us on these urgent issues.
Advocates and community members: Contact your elected officials today to ask for their support of these critical issues.
Elected officials: Support these urgent policy initiatives:
- State level: Food bank distribution investments – Support the investment in distributor food banks and regional hunger-relief organizations serving as redistribution hubs, for facility, equipment, technology and staff capacity improvements.
- State level: Washington produce procurement – Support the investment in procurement of Washington produce from farmers for hunger relief efforts statewide.
- Federal level: End Military Family Hunger – Support the Military Hunger Prevention Act (H.R.2339 and S.1488) and ensure the Military Family Basic Needs Allowance language remains in place for all budget and appropriations processes moving forward.