Nutritious Food for All, Even Those With Dental Problems

Nutritious Food for All, Even Those With Dental Problems

Beverly* had been homeless off and on for a long time. One by one, she lost her teeth until she had none. The factors involved in this loss were more complicated than, “I don’t like to brush my teeth,” and Beverly wouldn’t wish this situation on anyone. Her story follows a predictable pattern common in…

Veterans Rely on Local Food Banks

Veterans Rely on Local Food Banks

Jake* had a fairly normal life, mostly. He grew up in the Puget Sound region and moved to Seattle just in time for junior high school. At age 17, Jake joined the Army and moved off to seek adventures. After coming home, he worked in the IT department of a Seattle startup that is a…

Working Families, Grandparents Use the Food Bank

Working Families, Grandparents Use the Food Bank

Jasmin* is a grandma, and she loves it. She cares for her grandson during the day while his parents are at work. She comes to the Polack Food Bank to stretch her food stamp (SNAP) dollars. “We often see working families because of the rising costs of rent, utilities and food,” said Susan Rogel, Director…

Navigating Turbulent Times

Navigating Turbulent Times

On August 12, neo-Nazis and white nationalists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, resulting in the death of a young woman. On October 7, neo-Nazis and white nationalists marched again in Charlottesville. Richard Spencer, a leader in the movement, has announced continued demonstrations. This year we have seen countless acts of violence and hate speech directed at…

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