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BEN FRANKLIN TRANSIT PARTNERSHIP, MOBILE MARKET AND MORE – MAY 26
PARTNERSHIP WITH BEN FRANKLIN TRANSIT
Second Harvest and Ben Franklin Transit in the Tri-Cities have partnered to host food distributions to transit riders. Over the past two weeks, 500 families have received fresh produce and shelf-stable products at these events. Ben Franklin Transit will host four distributions concurrently on Wednesday, May 27, at 11 a.m. in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and Prosser. Second Harvest appreciates Ben Franklin Transit’s commitment to ensuring that everyone in their community has access to food during this crisis.
Second Harvest’s Mobile Market will return to the Spokane County Fairgrounds (404 N. Havana St. Spokane Valley, WA 99202) on Wednesday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supplies last). Thank you to the Washington State Potato Commission for sponsoring this event and donating 100,000 pounds of potatoes for distribution. For more details about the event, click here.
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SIKH TEMPLE DONATION
The Sikh communities in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene came together to donate $15,000 to Second Harvest to help ensure that our neighbors in need have access to healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to their monetary contribution, they also donated $2,000 in food. Thank you to the Sikh Temple for your generous support during this crisis! Learn more about their donation here.
VOICES OF HOPE
“My husband is in health care, and even though he’s an essential worker, he was still laid off due to lack of patients. I have three small children under the age of five. This has been a terrible time for us. The first time I went to a Mobile Market, I had tears in my eyes. I never wanted to have to go, but it has been so helpful.” -Debbie, Kennewick
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Looking for a fun way to celebrate your birthday, company event or holiday? Hosting a fundraiser for Second Harvest is easy and makes an impact. You can raise funds online or host a food drive in person. We’ll give you the tools to get set up, share your event and start collecting. Every dollar donated makes a difference for neighbors experiencing food insecurity.
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.