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END SUMMER HUNGER, ONLINE ORDERS AT SFCC PANTRY AND MORE – JULY 10
END SUMMER HUNGER
Summer is always a challenge for kids in food insecure homes, but this year is even more difficult as many families face greater financial strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this video, teachers and school administrators share the impact of hunger on students and how you can help make sure kids and teens get the food they need over the summer.
ONLINE ORDERS AVAILABLE AT SFCC FOOD PANTRY
To continue to safely serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic, Skitch’s Food Pantry at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) is taking online orders during the summer quarter. If you or someone you know attends SFCC and is in need of food assistance, click here for more details on how to place an order online.
VULNERABILITY OF WASHINGTON CITIES TO COVID-19 DATA INTERACTIVE
Spokane Trends, a project of the Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis at Eastern Washington University, recently released a data interactive exploring the vulnerability of cities in Washington state to COVID-19. The interactive visualization shows vulnerable population statistics, medical facility capacity and other data critical to assessing a city’s risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about the data interactive and view data for a specific city, click here.
VOICES OF HOPE
“We are in the ‘in between’ category for food benefits. We don’t qualify for state assistance but could really use it. The Mobile Markets have been absolutely amazing. My family has benefited from them so much. We are often given more than we could use and pass it along to people that need extra goods.
“I try hard to not take my children into stores during this uncertain time. The Mobile Market is fantastic in not requiring close contact with others, and we know the goods have been handled by people with PPE on.
“I hope they continue to do Mobile Markets. I have spread the word to others about them and they have benefited also. Food helps spread love.” -Kennewick family
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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.