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Feeding hope: kandace’s story
Kandace used to volunteer at a food bank in high school. This was her first time being on the receiving end of a hunger-relief organization. After her husband and sister were laid off in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, and with three kids at home, Kandace decided to attend a Mobile Market event in her neighborhood.
“Thank you to the people who helped make this possible. You’re very appreciated.”
As she watched the Mobile Market team finish setting up, she said, “Thank you to the people who helped make this possible. You’re very appreciated.”
The Bite2Go program rallies people from a diversity of backgrounds around the simple belief that no child should go hungry. Our donors and volunteers come from the business world, the faith community and a variety of civic groups and clubs; they range in age from 9 to 90.
As Nov. 11, Veterans Day, approaches, we’d like to take time to thank a special group — our veterans — and acknowledge the multiple ways they serve our program and our communities as they once served their nation.
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.
Check out the latest news from Second Harvest. Serving people facing hunger across the Inland Northwest.