Resources

Program Contact: Anna Kitchin, Extension Coordinator
(206) 263-1907 • anna.kitchin@wsu.edu

At WSU King County Extension, our goal is to empower our participants and community partners with the skills and confidence to eat well for life!  Here are some additional resources that we have found to be helpful in our community.

Food Assistance

Parent Help 123: Not just for parents!  This easy-to-use website connects anyone with food assistance resources, healthcare information, child development resources and other valuable programs to help make ends meet for you and your family.  A great place to start if you want to sign up for food stamps, WIC, or other assistance programs.

Department of Social and Health Services: Provides information and services including help with food, cash assistance, child care, finding job opportunities, and much, much more.

2-1-1 Washington Information Network (WIN 211): An online directory of health and human services resources that you can also reach by phone (toll free) by simply dialing 2-1-1.  Language interpreters are available via phone.

2-1-1 Food Pantry Search Engine:  Search for a food bank or food pantry near you by entering your zip code into the box on the left side of the page.  Includes addresses, open hours, and contact information for hundreds of food pantries across the state.  For more information on food banks that Food $ense works with, please visit the Our Partners page (coming soon).

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program:  Provides checks for eligible seniors to use at Farmers Markets throughout King County during the summer months.

Health and Wellness

King County Health Department: Find public health clinics, health insurance, information on illnesses and crisis hotlines, and many more health resources.

Aging and Disability Services of King County:  Connects seniors and adults with disabilities with helpful resources and provides help and support for caregivers.

YMCA of Greater Seattle: Help yourself and your family stay healthy at the Y with safe, fun, and free/low-cost physical activity and health programs.  You’ll also find a warm environment with friendly members who are all part of a cause dedicated to bringing about meaningful change for themselves and for their community.

Neighborcare Health: The largest provider of primary medical and dental care in the Seattle area for low income and uninsured families and individuals.

Recipes and More

Grow Happy Kids: A WSU Food $ense website packed full of great recipes and valuable tips for eating well on a budget!  If you tried a recipe you like in a Food $ense class, you may be able to find it here.

What’s Cooking?  USDA Mixing Bowl: Recipes and menu planning tools from programs like Food $ense from around the country.

Choose MyPlate: Your go-to resource for information and tips on healthy eating.

FoodSafety.gov: Offers tips on ways to keep your food safe and important information on food recalls and food-borne illness outbreaks.

Puget Sound Fresh:  Your source for information on local food and farms.  Check out their easy-to-use Farmers Markets Map, with details on when farmers markets in your neighborhood are open and which ones accept EBT and other benefits!

More Health Resources

American Lung Association: A great source of information and resources on improving your lung health, including support to stop smoking for good!

Hope Heart Institute: A non-profit that delivers education, research, and hope to those that are at risk or have been affected by cardiovascular disease.

 

More coming soon!  If you know of a resource you’d like to see here, please email anna.kitchin@wsu.edu.  For more information on schools, food banks, and community organizations Food $ense works with, please visit the Our Partners page (coming soon).