EVENTS HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA.
KAY PORTA, SCHOOL DISTRIBUTIONS AND STATE LEADERS’ VISIT – APRIL 21
PASSING OF KAY PORTA
Kay Porta, Second Harvest’s beloved founder, passed away on April 15 at the age of 96. She founded the Spokane Food Bank, now Second Harvest, in 1971. Her passion for joyfully serving her community continues to inspire Second Harvest’s volunteers and staff each day. Read more about Kay Porta’s life and legacy here.
FRESH AND FROZEN SCHOOL DISTRIBUTIONS
Second Harvest is now holding up to four food distributions a day at schools in the Spokane, Riverside, Nine Mile, Mead, West Valley and Cheney school districts. More than 800 families have received a variety of fresh and frozen items since the distributions began last week. Schools are promoting these events to their families.
STATE LEADERS VISIT SECOND HARVEST
Washington state leaders, including Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers and Lisa Brown, Washington state director of commerce, visited the National Guard members serving at Second Harvest during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out photos of their visit here.
FEEDING AMERICA CEO VISITS SECOND HARVESTAuthor: Leah Horton Last month, Second Harvest in Spokane had the distinct pleasure of hosting Feeding America Chief Executive Officer Claire Babineaux-Fontenot. While you may be aware that Second Harvest is a member...
FIND 'FOOD NEAR ME' WITH THE CLICK OF A BUTTONAuthor: Patty Kieburtz Second Harvest debuted its new ‘Food Near Me’ map in April 2022, with the aim of providing a user-friendly system of finding food assistance in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. The new...
LOCAL SUMMER MEAL SITES FOR KIDSAuthor: Patty Kieburtz School’s out for summer. The long-awaited last bell of the year finally rang, yet many children may be feeling anxiety rather than excitement in looking toward their 75-day break. When free school breakfasts and...