Children are the most vulnerable to hunger and more than a third of all those served by Northwest Harvest are children. Even with school meals and food banks, 1 in 5 children in our state struggles with hunger. Research shows that food-insecure children are 90% more likely to have their overall health reported as “fair/poor”. Food insecurity is linked to increased hospitalizations and developmental problems. Experiencing these issues early in life has been linked to significant health problems in adulthood. Additionally, hungry kids experience more difficulty learning due to their inability to concentrate due to headaches, stomach aches, and lack of nutrition which may also lead to behavioral problems. Please help me joint the fight against hunger in Washington. Thank you.