The Arlington Community Food Bank's mission is to help end hunger in our community at its root cause.
WASHINGTON HUNGER FACTS
1 in 5 children live in a household that struggles to put food on the table.
1 in 7 Washingtonians rely on SNAP.
Half of all people on SNAP are children.
The majority of working-age Washingtonians who live in poverty are actively working or looking for work.
1 in 5 Washingtonians rely on their local food bank.
With the generosity of corporate, civic and individual donors, we are effectively taking strides to combat hunger in our community. We champion self-reliance with nutrition and education programs, working with local farmers and farming conservation programs. We advocate for change with our agency partners Food LifeLine and Northwest Harvest to campaign for public policies and programs that address hunger at its root causes. We urge law makers to make food a priority by investing in policies and programs that reduce hunger and build healthy communities. We recognize race and place are central determinants in individual and community health. We commit to combating systems and behavior which undercut food security. We actively cultivate new strategies for under served communities and seek to engage people facing hunger in both long-term solutions and day-to-day program delivery.
We are dedicated to ensuring no one goes hungry today, and the people of Arlington and surrounding areas experiencing hunger are at the center of all we do.