United Way Programs
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Many Skagit kids do not have access to nutritional food on weekends. CHOW drivers deliver prepackaged food to children on weekends to ensure the student is ready to learn on Monday morning.
Learning to read is a foundational skill that sets the stage for all other knowledge in a child’s life. United Way of Skagit County is ensuring children in our community are better equipped for academic success this school year and beyond.
Our Work Highlights
A Child not getting enough to eat on a regular basis can delay brain development and the child's ability to learn. - (Tufts University Center on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition Policy) Over half of Skagit families must choose between buying groceries and paying rent....read more
The Skagit County 1095 Club is a group of engaged parents, citizens and representatives from state and local government agencies, educational institutions and other food- and youth-related organizations. We support programs aimed at eliminating childhood hunger in...read more
Over 50% of the school children in Skagit County qualify for free/reduced lunch. Most elementary schools in Sedro-Woolley and Mount Vernon have over 70% of their students on free/reduced lunch. This means their families are very low income and frequently have to...read more