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SECOND HARVEST CELEBRATES NATIONAL AGRICULTURE MONTH
Second Harvest will highlight its vital partnerships with the agricultural community during National Agriculture Month in March.
Second Harvest is grateful for partnerships with regional growers who donate Washington–grown fresh produce to help nourish families throughout the Inland Northwest. Although the donated food supply chain has been disrupted due to impacts related to the pandemic, during normal times, almost half of the food Second Harvest provides is nutrient–rich fresh fruits and vegetables.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to an organization as impressive as Second Harvest and are excited to sponsor National Ag Month at Second Harvest’s Volunteer Center. We are fortunate to serve the great agricultural industry of the Northwest.”
Northwest Agricultural Consultants—Soil and Plant Lab of Kennewick is sponsoring National Ag Month at our Pasco Volunteer Center. The laboratory has been of service to the agricultural community of the Pacific Northwest for over 35 years. It is a full-service laboratory that specializes in wheat, potatoes, corn, beans peas, onions, hops, tree fruits and vineyards. They provide in-house soil, plant and water testing services for Washington, Oregon and Idaho clients, specializing in soil and plant tissue analysis for fertility requirements and in order to provide the best yield.
President and lab director Wade Carter saw a natural partnership in supporting Second Harvest. Both organizations work with many of the same farmers and growers, and both work toward a similar goal: healthy food with maximum nutritional benefit.
Carter commented, “We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to an organization as impressive as Second Harvest and are excited to sponsor National Ag Month at Second Harvest’s Volunteer Center. We are fortunate to serve the great agricultural industry of the Northwest. The growers, companies and organizations we work with are staffed with knowledgeable, talented and hard-working people who make this industry so remarkable.”
For more information about Northwest Agricultural Consultants, visit www.nwag.com or call (509) 783-7450.
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.”