Across the nation, communities are acknowledging, celebrating and showing appreciation for volunteers April 17-23, 2022, in recognition of National Volunteer Week. During this week, and all year round, the team at Second Harvest applauds the many volunteers who demonstrate dedication, compassion and perseverance in serving our neighbors facing hunger. Every day, volunteers power our mission to connect our neighbors facing hunger with healthy food.

Last year, over 3,500 volunteers donated time to Second Harvest, and collectively served more than 30,000 hours. Our volunteers worked tirelessly to sort and repack food, work on our docks, lead nutrition classes, deliver Bite2Go kits and so much more – all to serve our neighbors in need. Their commitment has made an enormous impact on the lives of so many individuals and families within our community.

Volunteering at Second Harvest is much more than just helping. As one volunteer, Katherine, told us, “There are so many people affected by food insecurity. It’s a really big issue. If Second Harvest weren’t here, it would be so much worse.” Our volunteers say their time spent serving is a rewarding experience where volunteers learn, connect and grow. We’re inspired by their connection to our mission and willingness to serve.

From all of us at Second Harvest, we extend a sincere thank you to every member of our community who raised their hand to help end hunger this past year. We really couldn’t do it without you.

Feeding Eastern Washington and North Idaho

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