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Fighting hunger, feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships.
Fighting hunger, feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships. Since its incorporation in July 1972 as a central warehouse for Spokane food pantries, Second Harvest has grown into the hub for charitable food distribution serving 21 Eastern Washington and 5 North Idaho counties. In its 41 years of operation, Second Harvest has distributed more than 258 million pounds of food to help families and seniors in need. Our warehouse in Spokane is 85,000 square-feet and includes commercial coolers and freezers. Second Harvest uses community contributions to pay for costs to secure, warehouse and distribute truckloads of food donated by growers, grocers and manufacturers throughout the region and further-reaching parts of the country. We also staff community food drives to gather shelf-stable food that stocks the shelves of Second Harvest's network of 22 Spokane County food banks. This massive hunger-relief organization is supported by more than 7,000 generous individuals, businesses, service clubs and other organizations. More than 2,000 dedicated volunteers help us stretch every donated dollar into six pounds of donated food that's about five meals for hungry families and seniors.
How you can help:
You can help hungry people in our community. Please join other volunteers to help sort and pack produce, food drive or bulk food items in preparation for distribution to our emergency food partners. Second Harvest's volunteers provide a wide range of valuable services that help feed 50,000 hungry people each week in the Inland Northwest. Volunteer opportunities are available on Fridays, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 1 p.m and Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm. A full calendar of events is available on our website http://inland.volunteerhub.com/Events/Browse.aspx