Food Bank http://kplu.org en In Grays Harbor County, High School Rivalry Helps Feed Hungry http://kplu.org/post/grays-harbor-county-high-school-rivalry-helps-feed-hungry <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you drive through Grays Harbor County, it’s easy to notice the darkened storefronts and empty homes that signal the area’s economic struggles. But in the county with a poverty rate that's twice the state average, a long-standing rivalry between two high schools feeds the hungry.</span></p><p>For more than a century, the&nbsp;Hoquiam Grizzlies and the Aberdeen Bobcats have maintained one of Washington state’s biggest high school football rivalries. But it’s their rivalry in Food Ball that funds the majority of the county food banks' annual budget.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Ed Ronco 11304 at http://kplu.org In Grays Harbor County, High School Rivalry Helps Feed Hungry Summit Focus on Feeding Low-Income Students on Weekends http://kplu.org/post/summit-focus-feeding-low-income-students-weekends <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schools feed low-income children breakfast and lunch during the week. But what about on the weekends?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That&rsquo;s the subject of a <a href="http://feedingamerica.org/how-we-fight-hunger/programs-and-services/child-hunger/backpack-program.aspx" target="_blank">backpack summit</a> taking place in Seattle today. The goal is to figure out how to send kids home with backpacks filled with food on Fridays so they can start their week at school, ready to learn.</span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Jennifer Wing 10187 at http://kplu.org Summit Focus on Feeding Low-Income Students on Weekends Northwest food banks helping more families than ever http://kplu.org/post/northwest-food-banks-helping-more-families-ever <p>Across the Northwest food banks are seeing more customers than ever. Now, Washington’s Department of Agriculture is asking farmers to increase their produce donations to aid the state’s hungry.</p><p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 23:31:14 +0000 Anna King 279 at http://kplu.org Northwest food banks helping more families than ever