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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.