No Child Goes Hungry is pleased to support the Assistance League of Southwest Washington, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing programs and services to enrich and improve the quality of life in the community. To support the organization’s efforts to nourish the bodies and minds of food-insecure families, No Child Goes Hungry donated interactive, healthy food playsets and age-appropriate books for children to help them learn the benefits of growing and eating healthy vegetables as part of a healthy diet.
The Assistance League of Southwest Washington maintains a vegetable garden at Innovative Services NW, an organization that serves more than 1,500 adults, children, and families, many on a daily or weekly basis in Clark County, Washington. The Assistance League of Southwest Washington’s garden serves 120 preschool children living in poverty and/or with a disability.
“In conjunction with this garden, we recently partnered with the Washington State University SNAP-Ed program to provide information on healthy eating for families of hunger-insecure children,” said Michelle Craig, Assistance League of Southwest Washington Vice President of Resource Development. “Innovative NW encourages family involvement and parent participation in all areas. Believing that children learn from play, we wanted to add quality nutrition-themed toys and books to six classrooms we support with our hunger-relief efforts. Now we can, thanks to No Child Goes Hungry.”
Kären Rasmussen, No Child Goes Hungry Founder and Director, sent the Assistance League several Hape playsets, including a Healthy Wooden Salad and Wooden Breakfast playset.
“I am thrilled to partner with the Assistance League of Southwest Washington because, like No Child Goes Hungry, the organization is committed to immediate hunger mitigation efforts and education,” said Rasmussen. “Both our organizations know that the first step to ensuring no child goes to bed hungry is getting food on their tables. Beyond that, however, we need more conversation around the realities of childhood hunger and more education for families struggling to make healthy choices with their limited dollars and resources. I applaud the efforts of the Assistance League of Southwest Washington and its passionate volunteers. Let’s feed some kids!”
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