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THANKSGIVING TURKEY DRIVES AND MOBILE MARKET – OCTOBER 23
THANKSGIVING TURKEY DRIVES
Even as COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life in so many ways, you can make it possible for families to gather around their tables to celebrate the Thanksgiving tradition.
Spokane’s 21st annual Tom’s Turkey Drive will look a little different this year, but we’re counting on our generous community to support at least 11,000 Thanksgiving meals – a turkey and all the fixings – for people in need. We’re inspired by KREM 2, Rosauers and other generous sponsors, as now more than ever, Tom’s Turkey Drive is needed to bring hope to the tables of families facing so many uncertainties. As in past years, KREM 2 Chief Meteorologist Tom Sherry is leading this effort. Although we’re unable to host the traditional two-day drive in person at local Rosauers stores, the stores themselves will make it easy for their customers to donate by purchasing complete Thanksgiving meals for $20. You can also help by donating here. Watch for updates on the massive Tom’s Turkey Tuesday meal box distribution on Nov. 24 – drive-thru style at Spokane County Fairgrounds – on KREM 2’s website and at 2-harvest.org.
The fifth annual Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley Turkey Drive will provide Thanksgiving meal supplies for 2,200 families. Your $30 donation will provide a box of food with the ingredients for a holiday meal, including a turkey. Three drive-thru distributions are scheduled: Nov. 23 at South Hill Park in Sunnyside and Yakima Valley Community College, and Nov. 24 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Click here to donate toward the food supplies for 2,200 meal boxes with all the ingredients for a full Thanksgiving dinner for Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley families.
The Mobile Market continues to be a crucial strategy to help meet the increased need for food assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis, particularly in rural areas. A Mobile Market distribution in Othello on Tuesday, Oct. 20 served 300 families. You can read Columbia Basin Herald’s coverage of the event here. To find out when the Mobile Market will be near you, click here.
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Nearly six months after the federal COVID-19 emergency was lifted, obtaining food continues to be extremely challenging. News stories and conversations with our fellow Feeding America food banks confirm that food sourcing difficulties are nationwide.
That’s why we are so fortunate to be able to access Feeding America’s Choice System to obtain a variety of quality, nutritious food.
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.”