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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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As we reflect on this year’s turkey drives, we want to share our gratitude. A community of volunteers, food pantries, agriculture partners and donors joined hands to distribute 6,800 Thanksgiving meals to neighbors in need in Spokane, the Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley. To each of you, we say thank you.
Thanksgiving, known for bringing together cherished ones over a festive meal, embodies not only the joy of togetherness but also serves as an occasion to express and spread gratitude. As we reflect on gratitude, we at Second Harvest want to send heartfelt thanks to the pantries and meal programs that tirelessly serve our communities.
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.