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SPOKANE FOOD FIGHTERS, BMAC, RESOURCE DIRECTORY, NATIONAL GUARD – APRIL 3
SECOND HARVEST IN THE NEWS
KXLY covered Second Harvest’s Mobile Market distribution on April 1 at Northeast Community Center. The event served 300 families. You can watch KXLY’s coverage here.
PARTNERSHIP WITH SPOKANE FOOD FIGHTERS
This was week one of Second Harvest’s partnership with Spokane Food Fighters for home deliveries of emergency food boxes. Second Harvest volunteers build meal boxes, and dedicated people donating their time as Spokane Food Fighters deliver them to people who are homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, emergency food boxes were delivered to 311 families throughout Spokane. Watch KREM’s video about the partnership here.
BMAC WEEKLY DISTRIBUTIONS
In late March, Second Harvest began supplying extra food to longtime hunger-relief partner Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) in Walla Walla. The food is for weekly distributions to help Walla Walla families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, the first two distributions served 908 households – and the second served 100 more households than the first. To keep pace with the growing need for food assistance in Walla Walla, Second Harvest will increase the amount of food provided to BMAC to accommodate for 600 families at these distributions each week.
THE FIG TREE RESOURCE DIRECTORY
The Fig Tree, a monthly publication in Spokane, updated its resource directory to include information specific to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates include new food and clothing bank hours, energy and rent assistance resources, options for virtual health care and more. Visit the resource directory here.
NATIONAL GUARD AT WASHINGTON FOOD BANKS
In response to the increased need for food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Guard has been deployed to help food banks in Washington. This week, they served at two Second Harvest partners – Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) and Tri-Cities Food Bank. Thank you to the men and women in the National Guard for helping keep our communities healthy and safe during this crisis.
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Steve and his wife both retired from the Army, and he also spent time as a civil engineer in the Navy. His career has been a life of service to our country. Today, he is a member of the civilian workforce at Fairchild Air Force Base.
With economics the way they are today, Steve accesses Second Harvest Mobile Market free food distributions on base.
Naturally cheery, Steve manages a smile even when he explains “Times are hard.” Simultaneously, he proudly adds, “We have two kids, 13 and 14. They eat like crazy and are growing like mad.”
Bite2Go is a weekend food program for students facing chronic food shortages at home. Bite2Go gives children access to a mix of nutritious, nonperishable and ready-to-eat meals and snacks for the weekend, helping kids return to school ready to learn on Mondays. At the heart of the program is the adoptive organization. Bite2Go relies on businesses, churches and civic groups to “adopt” a school, and through that engagement and funding model, provide students with food for the weekends through the school year.