Second Harvest's emergency food network in Spokane County helps 15,000 people every month. The 20 emergency pantries serve every zip code area in Spokane. These neighborhood food banks fill the nutritional gap for people in poverty, the working-poor families, elderly and disabled people on very low fixed incomes, and children and families in temporary crisis.
More than 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers partner with Second Harvest to feed 40,000 people every week in Eastern Washington and North Idaho (see map of service area). Because these charities receive donated food from Second Harvest, they can focus more of their limited resources on core programs that provide services ranging from child abuse prevention to support for the homeless, people with disabilities and victims of domestic violence. Second Harvest is proud to collaborate with programs that create change in people's lives.
Second Harvest's Mobile Food Bank gets nutritious fresh foods into the hands of impoverished families living in rural and urban communities served by emergency food pantries that don't have enough refrigeration to safely distribute perishable donations. more>
Food $ense is a collaboration between Second Harvest and Washington State University Extension in Spokane County. This winning recipe for fighting hunger includes classes that teach low-income families and seniors how to eat healthy meals on a shoestring budget to make the most of emergency food supplies. more>
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides additional nutrition to ensure the healthy growth and development of young children and protect elderly people from the health risks associated with malnutrition. more>
Second Harvest's Brown Bag program provides extra nutrition for homebound disabled and elderly individuals. Members of the Volunteer Chore Service, an outreach of Catholic Charities, deliver the monthly food bags to more than 350 low-income people.
Second Harvest supplies the American Red Cross with food to distribute to Inland Northwest families who've been displaced by fires and need help getting back on their feet.
Habitat for Humanity's new homeowners receive nearly 200 pounds of food and other grocery products from Second Harvest. The donations help them get established in their new living environment.
Second Harvest Inland Northwest is targeting child hunger by launching a Kids Cafe program at the Northeast Youth Center. The cafe will provide a hearty and healthy afternoon snack for hundreds of low-income children attending summer and after-school programs at the center. Northeast Youth Center serves children living in the Hillyard area, one of the poorest communities in Washington state. Staff members say that many of the children don't receive regular meals at home. more>
Second Harvest Tri-Cities is a satellite distribution center that provides food to partner charities in southeast and south central Washington. The Tri-Cities warehouse opened in 1997. During the first year of operation, 721,000 pounds of food was distributed to a handful of sites providing emergency hunger relief in Benton and Franklin counties. Since then, Second Harvest Tri-Cities has more than quadrupled its food distribution, reaching out to more than 80 agencies serving people in need throughout the Columbia Basin. The 5,000-square-foot facility is located at 810 E. Chemical Drive, Kennewick, Wash. more>
For more information about the above programs, contact: Owen Esperas at (509) 252-6285 or email@example.com.
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