EVENTS HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA.
BEN FRANKLIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, NEW USDA PROGRAM, MOBILE MARKET – MAY 15
PARTNERSHIP WITH BEN FRANKLIN TRANSIT
Second Harvest has partnered with Ben Franklin Transit in the Tri-Cities to better serve people facing hunger without access to a vehicle. On Wednesday, May 13, Ben Franklin Transit employees helped distribute 200 emergency food boxes to transit riders. Learn more about the partnership here and here. Ben Franklin Transit plans to host more distributions. Watch their social media channels and Second Harvest’s calendar of events for updates.
MORE CORONAVIRUS FOOD ASSISTANCE THROUGH USDA
Second Harvest will have more fresh food supplies to share throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho thanks to the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). USDA is purchasing fresh produce, dairy and meat, and working with wholesalers and distributors to get pre-packed boxes of these products to hunger-relief organizations like Second Harvest. This will be an excellent source of fresh, healthy food for our partner food banks—the first line of response to hunger during this crisis. The CFAP food also will supplement our Mobile Market drive-thru free food distributions.
There will be a Mobile Market drive-thru distribution today at the Spokane County Fairgrounds (404 N. Havana St., Spokane Valley, WA 99202) from 4 to 7 p.m. (or while supplies last). About 1,000 families will be served. Click here for more details about the event.
Other drive-thru distributions earlier today included Yakima Valley College (up to 300 families) and Boundary County Fairgrounds in Bonners Ferry (up to 250 families). Thanks to all who are helping keep our Mobile Market rolling to increase free food access points for people in need during this time.
Our Mobile Market calendar continues to be updated with upcoming events. Please check back regularly for updates.
Photos by Kessin Drews
Christ Our Redeemer Church, Sandpoint, Idaho
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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.