Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means our Thanksgiving meal box distributions are coming right up! Thank you to everyone who has donated to help ensure everyone in our community has a Thanksgiving meal. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest has made several changes to these events this year to comply with CDC health and safety recommendations. Please note the following: 

Spokane’s Tom’s Turkey Drive: 

The location for this year’s Tom’s Turkey Tuesday holiday meal box distribution (Nov. 24) has been changed to Spokane County Fairgrounds to accommodate a drive-thru style event. 

Spokane Transit Authority riders will be able to pick up turkey meal boxes at Second Harvest (1234 E. Front Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or while supplies last. This distribution location will be accessible only to transit riders and walkers. 

For more information, please see the flyer posted below or click here. 

Second Harvest is unable to host the traditional two-day drive in- person at local Rosauers stores. However, the stores themselves are making it easy for their customers to donate by purchasing complete Thanksgiving meals for $20, which will go to a family in need. You can also help by donating here. 

Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley Turkey Drive: 

Second Harvest’s Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley Thanksgiving meal distribution days and locations have been changed from years past. Distributions will take place on Monday, Nov. 23, at Sunnyview Park in Sunnyside and Yakima Valley College in Yakima, and on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Click here for more details about these events. 

Second Harvest partnered with Ben Franklin Transit Center to provide Thanksgiving meal boxes to people without access to a personal vehicle. Learn more about this partnership here. 

Second Harvest is counting on our generous community to help provide Thanksgiving meal supplies to 2,200 families. To donate to the fifth annual Mid-Columbia and Yakima Valley Turkey Drive, click here. 


President and CEO of Second Harvest Jason Clark will be a guest on the next episode of Spokane County Spotlight on KSPS public television. The episode will air on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 6:30 p.m. In this episode, Spokane County Commissioner Mary Kuney asks Jason how Second Harvest is navigating the increased need for food assistance caused by the pandemic, as well as upcoming events. 

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How to Host a Fundraiser – September 22

How to Host a Fundraiser – September 22

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.

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Serving Those Who Serve Our Country – September 15

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.”

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Back to School with Bite2Go – September 8

Back to School with Bite2Go – September 8

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.

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