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TOM’S TURKEY DRIVE WINS EMMY, STREET MUSIC WEEK & MORE
KREM 2 Emmy Recognition for Tom’s Turkey Drive
Earlier this month, KREM 2 received a regional Emmy Award for Tom’s Turkey Drive. This reward was presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Northwest Chapter and signifies outstanding community outreach.
Second Harvest has been a long-time partner for Tom’s Turkey Drive but the Thanksgiving meal distribution for 2020 was unlike any the community had seen before. In order to maintain a safe social distance, Second Harvest applied the “drive-thru” food pickup method to Tom’s Turkey Drive, completely overhauling traditional logistics. The reimagined annual event took place at the Spokane County Fairgrounds and provided nearly twice as many meals compared to 2019. The need for food assistance had been, and continues to be, unprecedented throughout the pandemic. Despite logistical obstacles, community partners came together to recreate an event to serve those in need in new and innovative ways.
Second Harvest is proud to partner annually with our friends at KREM 2 on this important community initiative. From all of us at Second Harvest, thank you to all the community partners, donors, and volunteers that came together in order to make this spectacular event possible. We are proud to celebrate this recognition with Tom’s Turkey Drive. Congratulations KREM on this well-deserved honor!
Street Music Week
Speaking of celebration, Street Music Week is on now through June 18th from noon to 1 pm daily. You can listen to some of Spokane’s “coolest cats” in town by walking through downtown Spokane, Coeur D’Alene or Garland District. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest. More information is available www.streetmusicweek.com.
SNAP Community Needs Assessment
SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners) is conducting a Community Needs Assessment Survey from Wednesday, June 16th through Wednesday, June 30th, 2021. If meeting with clients, please encourage them to: Complete the Survey Here: https://cna21.questionpro.com
Hard Copies of the survey have been delivered to key agencies; the link to the QuestionPro Survey and QR Code is being distributed via a Social Media Campaign. This survey will give voice to the needs of households within Spokane County.
If language translation services are required, please email email@example.com or call 509.456-SNAP (7627) SNAP staff will connect caller to our translative service.
If a hard copy survey is completed, please call 509-456-7627 for drop-off locations.
Link to flier: CNA21Poster
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.”