EVENTS HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA.
MOBILE MARKET, SPOKANE INDIANS FUNDRAISER AND MORE – MAY 22
Second Harvest’s Mobile Market returned to the Spokane County Fairgrounds (404 N. Havana St. Spokane Valley, WA 99202) today for a free food distribution from 4 to 7 p.m. (or while supplies last). For more details about the event, click here.
Columbia Basin College partnered with Second Harvest to host a Mobile Market distribution on Tuesday, May 19. The event served 300 families. You can watch Columbia Basin College’s video about the distribution here.
The Mobile Market distribution at West Central Community Center in Spokane on Thursday, May 21 served 475 families. Thank you to the Washington State Beef Commission and Rosauers for supporting the event and the Beef Counts program, which provides high-quality beef to people facing hunger.
Stay up to date on our Mobile Market schedule here.
SPOKANE INDIANS “BALLPARK DINNER TO-GO” FUNDRAISER
The Spokane Indians hosted a “ballpark dinner to-go” on Thursday, May 21 to keep the spirit of baseball alive until games can resume—and to help people facing hunger in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dinners for four were pre-ordered for $40 and included typical ballpark fare. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Second Harvest. The club will offer a to-go taco meal on June 2. Learn more about the event here. Thank you to the Spokane Indians for helping keep everyone in our community fed during this time!
(Photo by Jesse Tinsley of The Spokesman-Review)
UNILEVER’S DAY OF SERVICE
Second Harvest volunteers were treated to a fresh grab-and-go lunch from Pita Pit on Thursday, May 21, courtesy of the national United for America Day of Service by our partners at Unilever Food Solutions. Unilever collaborated with restaurant operators across the country to provide lunch to nearly 11,000 people serving at Feeding America food banks to display their thanks for the work they’re doing during this time of increased need. Volunteers at Second Harvest enjoyed a tasty lunch from Pita Pit to fuel their hard work. Thank you to Unilever for your support of Second Harvest and Feeding America!
VOICES OF HOPE
“I am humbled and grateful to Second Harvest, local volunteers and to the National Guard for making it possible to receive food at this time. It’s difficult for me as, an older person, to get out in the best of circumstances. The COVID-19 situation has made it all the more difficult and lately more expensive to shop for food. The box of non-perishable foods I received today will go a long way to help me. Thank you. Thank you.” -Mary, Rosalia, WA
SHARE YOUR STORY
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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.