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MOBILE MARKET, HANFORD FUNDRAISER AND MORE – APRIL 24
Second Harvest will host a drive-thru distribution at the Spokane County Fairgrounds (404 N. Havana St. #1, Spokane Valley, WA) on Thursday, April 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., or as supplies last. More details about the event can be found on our Mobile Market calendar or on the flier below. Please feel free to share this flier with relevant audiences.
ONE HANFORD FEEDING FAMILIES FUNDRAISER
The One Hanford Feeding Families fundraiser kicked off this week with a goal of raising $65,000 to help provide food to people facing hunger in the Inland Northwest. The second annual event encourages the Columbia Basin community to donate to help their neighbors in need. Click here to learn more or donate to the fundraiser. You can also hear directly from Hanford’s leadership about their commitment to building healthier communities in this video.
A FRIENDLY WAGER
Governor Inslee and Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a friendly bet before the NCAA championship game that was guaranteed to do some good: if Gonzaga won, Second Harvest would receive a bushel of Texas pecans, and if Baylor won, Central Texas Food Bank would receive some Washington-grown apples (the best kind!). Of course, we were sad that our beloved Zags didn’t win the championship, but we were happy that our friends at Central Texas Food Bank would receive some nutritious Cosmic Crisp apples for people facing hunger in Texas. Governor Inslee also sent some apples, provided by Domex Superfresh Growers, to Second Harvest to help our neighbors in need right here in Washington state. Second Harvest was happy to welcome WSDA Director Sanderson on behalf of Governor Inslee when the apples were delivered. Thank you, Governor Inslee and Domex, and go Zags!
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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.”
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.