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Since 1998, Washington State has perhaps the worst unemployment rate in the nation. Visits to food banks have increased by 50%. There are now more than 630,000 visiting food banks. Washington State has been rated the 2nd worst hunger level in the nation.

Face of hunger changing: 40% are children; primary source of income for 75% is a job, retirement or disability; 50% more food bank recipients in Western Washington have post-high school education compared to national average.