Throughout Spokane County, 47 percent of students – and 55 percent of students in Spokane Public Schools – qualify for free and reduced-price meals. In the Tri-Cities, more than 58 percent of kids rely on subsidized school meals. Many more don’t always have enough food at home. Children who don’t get enough to eat have less energy and struggle to focus in the classroom.
Second Harvest works closely with a growing number of community partners to fill the gap by providing Bite 2 Go food supplies over the weekend during the school year. Every Friday, staff members at participating schools put the packages of kid-friendly food discreetly in the backpacks of students in need.
For more information contact Chris Sloan at 252-6283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.