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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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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.
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While college campuses aren’t the first thing to cross our minds when we think of food insecurity, the reality is most colleges and universities have students that wrestle with getting enough healthy food. Making ends meet is becoming more difficult for today’s college students. To help fill the void, we have partnerships with several colleges and universities in our region, where students can get food from on-campus pantries and Mobile Markets.