Help Advocate for Meals in Olympia

February 4, 2022

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 – with your generous support and support from Washington State – FareStart has provided 3.9 million meals to our most vulnerable neighbors.

We have partnered with organizations throughout our community to serve meals to youth, adults and families who are low income or experiencing homelessness. Our hunger relief response supports dozens of sites across King County including permanent supportive housing locations at Downtown Emergency Services Center and Plymouth Housing where 65,000 meals alone are delivered each month.

FareStart, with the support of Legislative champions Representative Frank Chopp and Senator David Frockt, received $2 million from the Washington State Legislature in 2021 to help fund our hunger relief response at permanent supportive housing sites across King County.

We have made another request this year, with the help of Representative Pat Sullivan and our previous champions, and need your help to support this critical funding. The state’s 2022 budget is being worked on right now. And we have made it easy for you to contact the key budget writers to voice your support.

Click this link to send a (pre-written) letter to the legislators responsible for writing the state’s budget. You are also welcomed to edit or add your personal comments. It will take less than two minutes to make your support known to the right people.

These funds will allow us to continue delivering individually packaged, nutritious meals at permanent supportive housing sites. These meals have helped feed our neighbors and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Unfortunately, the need for emergency meal services has continued much longer than any of us hoped. 

Please go to this link to send a letter to the key legislators who will help decide whether we get this funding.

Thank you!