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Who Are The Hungry?
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40% of FISH clients are children ages 18 and younger. 1 in 4 kids in Washington lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table. Summertime is hungry time: we rank 40th out of 50 states in reaching low-income children with summer nutrition. This is our call to action!
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The Working Poor

Some experts believe that "poverty" is being rebranded as "hunger" so we are not forced to deal with larger systemic issues, such as people not earning a living wage, reduced employment opportunities, the rising cost of goods and services as compared with stagnant or reduced incomes. 
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The fastest growing group among FISH clients is people over 55. Many were downsized in the recession and have been unable to find new employment. Seniors are often also dealing with lack of transportation, functional limitations or health problems. 
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