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EMERGENCY WILDFIRE RESPONSE AND HUNGER ACTION MONTH – SEPTEMBER 11
EMERGENCY WILDFIRE RESPONSE
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact hunger in the Inland Northwest, the devastating wildfires burning throughout the region require a heightened emergency response from hunger relief organizations. Second Harvest’s agency relations team is actively connecting with food bank partners in fire-affected areas to assess needs and respond with support. Thank you to the brave firemen and women working to keep our communities safe during this time.
HUNGER ACTION MONTH
September is Hunger Action Month, and as more people turn to food banks for help during the COVID-19 crisis, a community-wide response to hunger is critical. Continued disruptions to our donated food supply chain make financial donations more important than ever. Those dollars are used not only to cover fuel and freight for moving donated food supplies but also to purchase food to fill inventory gaps. This month, our friends at Gesa Credit Union are generously matching all donations up to $20,000, so your gift will have twice the impact. To learn more about Hunger Action Month and make a donation, click here.
We are grateful to our many community partners who are taking action against hunger this month! Here are some examples of ways you can get involved:
Spokane Association of REALTORS® is hosting a “Friendly, Fun Food Fight” online fundraiser in lieu of its annual food drive in partnership with Safeway and Albertsons stores. They’ve turned the event into a competition between their offices, and donations from the public are welcome as well. To participate, you can donate here by Sept. 18.
The National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was postponed in its traditional form this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, our wonderful letter carriers are hosting a virtual Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive to help our neighbors in need during this crisis. To donate to the drive, please click here. Thank you to our local Stamp Out Hunger partner Progressions Credit Union for supporting this year’s event.
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Feed. Nourish. Build. – Jun 9
Feed. Nourish. Build. It’s Second Harvest’s work and your impact.
Our team spent time recently more clearly defining how our hunger-relief mission shows up in local neighborhoods because of support from people like you. We developed a new framework for us to talk about the important work we do every day and how the different areas of our work overlap.
The result? Feed. Nourish. Build. Three pillars of our vital work. All are connected, and each is important and contributes to the whole.
Kids Summer Cooking Classes – Jun 2
So many life skills are learned in the kitchen — counting, following directions, teamwork, science, budgeting both time and money, problem-solving, creativity, and more! This is why Second Harvest is passionate about providing kids with the opportunity to build confidence in the kitchen. We’re excited to host two great kids cooking camps this summer in The Kitchen at Second Harvest.
Agency Spotlight: Volunteers of America – May 26
Volunteers of America’s partnership with Second Harvest is an essential part of the services offered at their locations: Hope House, Hope House Apartments and The Marilee Apartments. While the Volunteers of America provide support through social services and case management, Second Harvest focuses on providing food that is distributed daily as meals and groceries to their clients.
Feeding Eastern Washington and North Idaho
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