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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.
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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.