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THANKSGIVING TURKEY DRIVES AND KSPS SPOKANE COUNTY SPOTLIGHT – NOVEMBER 20
THANKGIVING TURKEY DRIVES
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.
KSPS SPOKANE COUNTY SPOTLIGHT
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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