BITE2GO PUMPKIN DRIVE AND VOICES OF HOPE – OCTOBER 9
BITE2GO PUMPKIN DRIVE
Bellwether Brewing Co. is hosting a pumpkin drive this weekend to raise money for Second Harvest’s Bite2Go program, which provides weekend meals and snacks to school-aged children in food insecure homes. Joshua Loera created the event after his family grew 3,000 pumpkins on their farm in Moses Lake this year. The fundraiser will take place Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11 at Bellwether Brewing Co. in Spokane. All proceeds from the pumpkin sales will help get food to kids facing hunger. Learn more about the event here.
VOICES OF HOPE
“Without the supporters, without the people that actually care about the food banks and care about their community—because they’re serving their community—we couldn’t do what we do.”
In this video, Cecelia Chaves, director of Toppenish Community Chest, shared her experience serving her neighbors in need and how the food provided by Second Harvest helps her food bank fulfill its mission. Toppenish Community Chest is one of Second Harvest’s more than 250 partner agencies on the front lines of response to the COVID-19 crisis.
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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.