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Spokane Food Fighters, BMAC, Resource Directory, National Guard - April 3

Spokane Food Fighters, BMAC, Resource Directory, National Guard - April 3

Second Harvest In the News  KXLY covered Second Harvest’s Mobile Market distribution on April 1 at Northeast Community Center. The event served 300 families. You can watch KXLY’s coverage here.  Partnership with Spokane Food Fighters  This was week one of Second Harvest’s partnership with Spokane Food Fighters for home deliveries of emergency food boxes. Second Harvest volunteers build meal boxes, and dedicat...

New Partnerships, Volunteers, Feeding Seniors, Mobile Market - March 31

New Partnerships, Volunteers, Feeding Seniors, Mobile Market - March 31

A Surge in Need  Second Harvest’s partner food pantries are reporting a 30-50% increase in visits for food assistance over the last two weeks. As more people lose income due to business closures, more people are seeking food assistance from their local food pantries. That means Second Harvest must source more food to meet the increasing demand during a time when the supply chain is experiencing several disruptions due to COVID-19.  Read mo...

Tri-Cities, Food Banks, Mobile Market, Food Supply, Volunteers - March 27

Tri-Cities, Food Banks, Mobile Market, Food Supply, Volunteers - March 27

Second Harvest Tri-Cities in the News  Second Harvest’s Pasco hunger solution center hosted two drive-thru food distributions this week to meet the increased need for food assistance in the area. At each distribution, families received emergency food boxes filled with more than 20 pounds of fresh, frozen and non-perishable food items.  While we prepared 250 boxes for each distribution, more than 600 cars lined up for Tuesday&rsqu...

"Stay Home, Stay Healthy," Food Banks, Mobile Market, Volunteers - March 24

“Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order  Second Harvest is an essential service, and we will remain open during the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order in Washington. We are still distributing food to partners and through our direct service programs. We are also still in need of volunteers to help sort and repack food for distribution.  Food Banks  Food banks are considered an essential service, like grocery sto...

Volunteer Needs - March 20

Volunteer Needs - March 20

Volunteers Many of you have asked how you can help volunteer during this time - thank you!  To protect the health of our volunteers and staff, we have made changes to our warehouse volunteer program. We will have short session volunteer opportunities to help us repack food to distribute to people in need. This will enable us to reduce the number of volunteers at each shift, spread projects out and focus on essential projects at this time. In an effort to ensure we follow soci...

Key Programs, Volunteering and Fundraising Needs - March 19

Key Programs, Volunteering and Fundraising Needs - March 19

FEEDING KIDS On Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, generous donors and volunteers helped Second Harvest and At The Core more than double our Bite2Go kit distribution to students in Spokane, Spokane Valley and Mead school districts. Second Harvest arranged for an emergency food pick-up for Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties on March 18 after the organization posted a request for food on social media. The post showed that the shelves of their food pantry were empty...

COVID-19 Response FAQs - March 17

COVID-19 Response FAQs - March 17

Second Harvest's emergency response team is working hard to implement policies and take actions that will keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a list of FAQs related to the COVID-19 situation, click here.  This page will contain the most recent information on Second Harvest's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back frequently for updates. To sign up to receive our updates to COVID-19 via email, please click here. ...