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COOPER KUPP SUPPORTS SECOND HARVEST AND VOICES OF HOPE – JULY 31
COOPER KUPP SUPPORTS SECOND HARVEST
Cooper Kupp, wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams and graduate of Davis High School in Yakima and Eastern Washington University, recently donated $21,000 to organizations fighting hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooper’s very generous $7,000 gift to Second Harvest is providing food to children, families and seniors in need in local communities close to his heart, Yakima and Richland.
“There is a battle going on to care for the people whose livelihood has been taken from them and their means of providing for their families stripped from them due to circumstances outside of their control. It’s a battle more than worthy of fighting for,” Cooper said.
Thank you, Cooper, for giving back to your home community and helping get food to those who need it during this crisis! Read more about Cooper’s donation here. Also, congratulations to Cooper for recently landing on the NFL Top 100 players list for the first time in his career!
VOICES OF HOPE
“We have lost half of our income due to the pandemic. Childcare for our four kids and job prospects aren’t lining up yet. The Mobile Markets filled our kitchen. The peace of mind it brought, as well as healthy meals together, have been a huge blessing. I’m so grateful for the efforts by the volunteers and National Guard and for the healthy, fresh food we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to have right now. I’ve never once felt shamed for picking up food from these drive-up pantries. Thank you all so much.” -Linda, Spokane
Photo by Kessin Drews
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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.