Northwest Harvest Food Bank says Washington is the 23rd hungriest state in the nation, and the same organization says one in seven residents rely on food stamps in order to put meals on the table.  In this edition of Northwest Now, we take a closer look at hunger in Western Washington.

We’ll discuss what’s being done to fight hunger in our state, and we’ll hear from leaders of Northwest Harvest Food Bank and the Emergency Food Network.

“Our working core has been the middle class, the working poor at the bottom end of the middle class,” said Robert Coit, Director of the Thurston County Food Bank. “Not just those that we perceive to live in poverty.”

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that airs Friday at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show on our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels

(including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)


Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)