FEEDING KIDS FIRST
HUNGER RELIEF NETWORK
HUNGER RELIEF NETWORK
Second Harvest provides consistent access to fresh, healthy food to people facing hunger through 250 food pantries and meal sites in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
ABOUT OUR Hunger Relief Network
One in eight people, including one in six children, faces hunger in the Inland Northwest. Food pantries and meal sites help fill this gap for children, families and seniors by providing them with fresh produce and other nutritious food.
Second Harvest provides consistent access to fresh, nutritious food to people facing hunger through our network of food pantries and meal sites. With the help of these partners, we feed 55,000 people each week.
Food Pantries: Stocking the Shelves
A variety of life situations like a medical emergency, a divorce or a job change can lead to someone seeking assistance at a food pantry. Many people make too much money to qualify for government assistance but not enough to pay for their basic needs. Some are seniors or people with disabilities living on fixed incomes.
There’s no “one size fits all” when it comes to our food pantry network. We work with each food pantry individually to ensure they’re meeting safety standards and providing clients a positive experience.
Meal Sites: Filling Empty Stomachs
We provide food to homeless shelters, churches, youth centers and other locations serving meals to vulnerable populations. Cooks at meal sites turn the food from Second Harvest into dishes that provide guests not only a tasty meal but also the nutrition they need to live healthy lives.
Healthy Pantries: A New Kind of Food Pantry
The food people eat has a collective impact on the health of that community. That’s why we work with our partners to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Second Harvest’s on-staff registered dietitian and nutrition educators work with pantry managers to implement evidence-based strategies, such as the client choice model, recipe sampling and informative signage, that encourage people to eat more nutritious foods.
Senior Boxes: Keeping Seniors Healthy
Second Harvest supplies monthly boxes of staple food items to seniors in need through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). As the contractor for this federal nutrition assistance program in Spokane and Whitman counties, Second Harvest gets nutritious USDA foods into the hands of vulnerable seniors age 60 and older.
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