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.
As we reflect on this year’s turkey drives, we want to share our gratitude. A community of volunteers, food pantries, agriculture partners and donors joined hands to distribute 6,800 Thanksgiving meals to neighbors in need in Spokane, the Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley. To each of you, we say thank you.
Thanksgiving, known for bringing together cherished ones over a festive meal, embodies not only the joy of togetherness but also serves as an occasion to express and spread gratitude. As we reflect on gratitude, we at Second Harvest want to send heartfelt thanks to the pantries and meal programs that tirelessly serve our communities.
The Bite2Go program rallies people from a diversity of backgrounds around the simple belief that no child should go hungry. Our donors and volunteers come from the business world, the faith community and a variety of civic groups and clubs; they range in age from 9 to 90.
As Nov. 11, Veterans Day, approaches, we’d like to take time to thank a special group — our veterans — and acknowledge the multiple ways they serve our program and our communities as they once served their nation.