Spring slack can be a slow time of year for many valley businesses—but it’s one of the busiest for The Hunger Coalition. Many families struggle to pay bills and put food on the table at this time of year.
The Hunger Coalition has seen an uptick in numbers recently, with more and more families arriving in the last hour of business during Monday’s busy food distribution in Bellevue. After conducting client surveys, analyzing check-in times and receiving comments from food recipients about how it can be difficult to access our services after work, The Hunger Coalition decided to extend its Monday mobile food bank distribution during the Hunger Season (when need is high and donations plummet).Starting Monday, April 27, to help accommodate those working several jobs, but still unable to make ends meet, food distribution hours have been extended in their Bellevue warehouse location to Mondays from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm. They are open to the public, offering food assistance and private consultations for walk-ins on a first come first served basis.
“We’ve received numerous comments from clients that it is hard to access our food distributions after work,” said Associate Director, Naomi Spence. “And the amount of people coming to get food in the last half hour in Bellevue has increased dramatically in the last several months,” added Spence.
The Hunger Coalition strives to end hunger in our community by providing wholesome food to those in need and by promoting solutions to the underlying causes of hunger through collaboration, education and advocacy. For more information, visit www.thehungercoalition.org.