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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.
When we think of preventing and treating the flu, a few consumables come to mind — vitamin C powders, zinc supplements, chicken soup, and tea with honey. Diet, however, is just one part of the complex puzzle that is the immune system. As we find with many disease states, a balanced and varied diet, regular sleep and exercise, and reduced stress are all key players in staving off that pesky fall flu. There is no one food that will protect you from sniffles during sweater season, but there are some nutrients known to be essential for proper immune cell function.
Three meals a day — every day. When you don’t know where your next meal is coming from, that’s a lot of uncertainty. When you join Feed365 and become a monthly giver, you’ll create a reliable source of year-round funding to help provide healthy, fresh meals for children, families and seniors facing hunger in our community. Your monthly gift is easy to set up and manage and will make a huge difference in the lives of people facing hunger in the Inland Northwest.
Nearly six months after the federal COVID-19 emergency was lifted, obtaining food continues to be extremely challenging. News stories and conversations with our fellow Feeding America food banks confirm that food sourcing difficulties are nationwide.
That’s why we are so fortunate to be able to access Feeding America’s Choice System to obtain a variety of quality, nutritious food.