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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.
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.
Food insecurity. It is a term we so often hear, but many of us never really understand because we are lucky.
We have never skipped a meal because we can’t afford one or questioned when we will eat again. But it’s a reality for thousands of our neighbors.
They have to make impossible choices about whether to buy medication, pay rent, keep the power on, and put gas in the car — or buy food for the week.
And while I knew that people around me were making these choices every day, I never understood it until working with Second Harvest.
Check out the latest news from Second Harvest. Serving people facing hunger across the Inland Northwest.