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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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Community Partner Spotlight: Roy Lamb – May 5
Back in 1990, Roy Lamb, his dad and his brother built the first cooler and freezer in Second Harvest’s then brand-new warehouse. Today, Roy and the Lambco team are nearly finished with a major expansion of that cooler and freezer space – adding 3,025 square feet to our existing 13,000 square feet.
Spring 2023 Newsletter – April 28
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Reducing Food Waste from Farm to Table – April 21
Each person in Spokane County wastes an average of 170 pounds of food annually, according to a recent report. This not only raises an environmental concern, but an economic one. To serve more people facing hunger and reduce waste, Second Harvest’s Food Sourcing team works closely with farmers, producers and retailers to rescue nutritious food to share with neighbors in need.
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