Understanding Hunger in Washington
Understanding Hunger in Washington is a story bank based on interviews with families who relied on assistance outside their own incomes in order to put food on the table. The report explores barriers that keep families from accessing or affording sufficient food and highlights three main themes that contribute to food insecurity in Washington: housing, health care and unemployment.
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Food Access, Health, Nutrition and Hunger, Housing, Income, Expenses, and Hunger - Families
Yesenia is originally from Miami, Florida, and graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a minor in History. She is particularly interested in Latin American issues, such as the School of the Americas, FTAA, and immigration. She served on the Undergraduate Government at Boston College as co-director of women’s issues, and volunteered for three years at the Women’s Lunch Place, a day shelter for women in Boston. While abroad in Quito, Ecuador, she volunteered at the Center for Working Children as a tutor in the special education department.
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