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NATIONAL AGRICULTURE MONTH, MOBILE MARKET AND MORE – MARCH 5
NATIONAL AGRICULTURE MONTH
Second Harvest is excited to celebrate its wonderful agricultural partners during National Agriculture Month this March! We’re so grateful to the local farmers and growers who donate their crops to help ensure everyone in our region has the food they need to stay healthy. Thanks to these committed partners, almost half the food Second Harvest provides is fresh produce. Northwest Agricultural Consultants – Soil and Plant Lab of Kennewick is proudly sponsoring National Agriculture Month this year at Second Harvest’s Pasco hunger solution center. To read more about National Agriculture Month and Second Harvest’s agricultural partners, click here.
Second Harvest continues to update its Mobile Market calendar with details about upcoming free food distributions across the Inland Northwest. To view the calendar, click here. Please note: Second Harvest will host another mass distribution (750 families) at the Spokane County Fairgrounds today, March 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., or as supplies last.
FOOD BANK OR FOOD PANTRY?
Outside of the food bank world, the terms food bank and food pantry are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference! In short, food banks are nonprofits that store and distribute millions of pounds of food to local food pantries and meal centers. Food pantries receive food from food banks, along with other community donations, to distribute to people facing hunger in their neighborhoods. Second Harvest is a food bank, and it distributes food to 250 food pantries and meal sites across Eastern Washington and North Idaho. To learn more about the difference between food banks and food pantries, click here. To find a food pantry near you, click here.
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Mapping the impact of hunger – March 24
There are many different names and faces to hunger, and the picture of hunger varies by location. Second Harvest’s new Impact Maps highlight hunger by the numbers in each county.
Agency Spotlight: House of Hope – March 17
House of Hope is a resource center located in Ione, Washington, at the very top of Pend Oreille County. This small house provides a lot of care and love for the communities of Ione, Metaline Falls and Metaline.
Pandemic SNAP benefits end: Understanding the impact – March 10
Temporary pandemic SNAP benefits have expired in Idaho and Washington. As a result, more neighbors may turn to their local food banks and pantries for support.
Feeding Eastern Washington and North Idaho
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