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In brief: Help fill truck for Dump Hunger

Thu., Jan. 20, 2011

SPOKANE – Western States Equipment, Albertsons, Les Schwab Tire Centers and Second Harvest Food will hold a Dump Hunger food collection campaign through Feb. 7.

On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a huge dump truck will be at the Albertsons at Trent and Argonne, ready to be filled with nonperishable food items. A full truck is equivalent to 225,000 pounds of food.

Collection bins will also be placed at all Spokane Western States, Albertsons and Les Schwab locations through Feb. 7.

For more information, call (509) 532-3901.

Second Harvest seeks food collectors

SPOKANE – Second Harvest is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver and pick up barrels and boxes of donated food in the Spokane community. Food collected will help local children, families and senior citizens in need.

Volunteers must be able to lift 50 pounds. Shifts are available Monday through Friday.

Second Harvest will provide a van, gasoline and insurance. Drivers must be able to pass a Washington State Patrol background check and have a current driver’s license.

For more information, call Julie Moyer-Nesbitt at (509) 252-6242 or e-mail

Preservation project needs helpers

Members of the Spokane Preservation Advocates are going to help spruce up the Woman’s Club during their January “doing it” project on Saturday.

Volunteers are needed for the work party that will run from 9 a.m. to noon at 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Painting is planned inside the building.

The Woman’s Club organization dates back to 1905, but the existing building was completed in 1929.

The organization has been known for championing progressive causes such as women’s suffrage and child day care.

Participants in Saturday’s event are asked to bring gloves and tools for painting. Scaffolding is being erected inside the building so volunteers can paint the walls.


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