Healthy Food

Free and Reduced Lunches

Cowlitz County continues the trend of having a higher number of students receiving free or reduced lunches in comparison to the State of Washington. The number of free or reduced lunches is also an indicator of the level of poverty in a community. Goal: ≤ state rate

Food Stamp Recipients

Food Stamps or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a primary source of food for hungry families provided by the US government. Since the last recession the percentage of Cowlitz County families receiving SNAP benefits is higher than state and national averages. Goal: ≤ state rate