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Partner Spotlight: Our Place Fresh Market

Partner Spotlight: Our Place Fresh Market

The Wednesday night Kendall Yards Night Market is known for its fresh produce, food trucks, and live music.  But just a few blocks west, Our Place holds its own market, distributing free produce to people facing hunger.  Second Harvest provides fresh produce, protein, grains, dairy, and other food items to 250 agencies throughout the Inland Northwest, including Our Place Community Ministries.  This agency primarily serves the West Central neighborhood in Spokane. ...

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day is March 14

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day is March 14

March is National Nutrition Month, and this month we’re putting the spotlight on our nutrition education team. Second Harvest dietitians Mindy and Christina help bring dietetic expertise to Kitchen classes, food pantry setup, meal planning and more.   "Registered dietitian nutritionists are committed to improving the health of their patients, clients and communities through food and nutrition," says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and...

Partner Spotlight: Othello Food Bank

Partner Spotlight: Othello Food Bank

The Othello Food Bank in Adams County is promoting increased access and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables through their client choice healthy pantry, as well as the Othello community garden. Sharon, Othello’s food bank manager, has emphasized the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables and healthier food choices among clients. “Having the fresh produce first for selections I believe certainly does encourage our clients to make some healthier choices,” sh...

Food pantries turn to healthier options

Food pantries turn to healthier options

Imagine going to the grocery store with a list, ready to fill your cart with goods for the week’s meals. Instead of going through the aisles and picking what you know you and your family will eat, and what items they can eat based on food allergies or favorites, you are given a box of food and ushered out the door. It would be better than no food, but most of us would miss being able to choose what to take home. That realization, along with an increased focus on healthy eating, is d...