In South Region, adults with children still struggle with food hardship.
In a telephone survey, King County adults were asked how often in the past 12 months (never, sometimes, or often) their food didn’t last and they didn’t have money to buy more. Answers of “sometimes” or “often” are indicators of food hardship. Data from 2011, 2012, and 2013 were combined to improve the stability of estimates.
In 2011-2013, patterns of food hardship reported by adults living in households with and without children varied across King County regions.
- The rate of food hardship among South Region adults in households with children was higher than the King County average.
- The opposite pattern was found in East Region, where food hardship in households with children was lower than the King County average.