MEET THE HOST
President & CEO
For two decades, Jason has led Second Harvest, which is the hub for charitable food distribution in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. During that time, Jason has focused on building programming and partnerships that help Second Harvest respond to hunger in effective and innovative ways. In his audacious quest to end hunger, Jason shares his perspectives while walking alongside those on the front lines of serving people facing hunger.
EPISODE ONE: INTRODUCING THE WOLFF CENTER
In the series premiere, Jason introduces the Wolff Family Child Hunger Solution Center in Spokane. He talks about the origins of Second Harvest’s leading child hunger initiative, Bite2Go, in partnership with another local nonprofit, At The Core. Jason also travels to Lewis and Clark High School to meet the student leaders who share Bite2Go food supplies with their classmates, and he introduces an organization that has adopted a local school to make sure that students in need have Bite2Go food over the weekend.
EPISODE TWO: GROCERY RESCUE
In episode two, Jason explores the origins of Second Harvest’s Grocery Rescue program, the more than 15-year-old effort to rescue food from grocery stores throughout the region and connect their excess food with food pantries in their local communities. He visits the Rosauers location on Spokane’s South Hill at 29th Avenue where the program first piloted. Jason also accompanies Grocery Rescue volunteers on their delivery to Southside Food Pantry and meets with Cliff Rigsbee, president and CEO of Rosauers Supermarkets, and Nicolle Cabarello, director of Southside Food Pantry, to see the impact of donations on local hunger-relief efforts.