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Filling in meal gaps: Options available to help families until school starts

Free summer meals for Spokane kids in low-income areas end for the season on Friday as school employees regroup for the start of classes.


Street Music Festival raises nearly 30K for food banks

Local volunteers raised nearly $30,000 during the annual Street Music Week in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene for food donations in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


Agencies in overdrive to find food for the hungry in Tri-Cities

Take a look around and count nine people. One of them, statistically, doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to the food bank organization Feeding America.


Fresh and healthy on food banks’ wish lists

Comforting, sweet and cheap, “white food” has its appeals. But the frosted cinnamon rolls and chocolate-chip scones packed by the clamshell into cardboard boxes in a food bank warehouse last …


Second Harvest needs funds to get farm food to table

Second Harvest has the chance to reap an abundance of fresh produce donated by regional farmers but needs more money to deliver the food to those in need. The organization …


Volunteers glean at Green Bluff for food bank

Dozens of volunteers gleaned for the greater good Saturday. They flocked to Green Bluff to pick thousands of pounds of leftover produce to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank to …


Education Notes: Students hold fundraiser for burn victim

Students at Madison Elementary School showed how much they care for classmate Snezhana Dedkov by competing against one another to raise money for her. In October, Snezhana was in an …


Giving falls short of goals

When it came to charitable giving this holiday season, the Spokane spirit was willing even if the economy is still weak. Four of the Inland Northwest’s most prominent charities reported …


Second Harvest lands one sweet donation

Second Harvest Inland Northwest, the region’s largest food distribution center, received 15 tons of sweet corn from a Moses Lake farm Wednesday. The donation from Hirai Farms through its charitable …


More charities lacked warning about fish

BOISE – Fish given to the region’s poor people by Idaho wildlife officials without a warning about mercury levels were more widely distributed than previously disclosed. One Washington charity that …


Snow closes Second Harvest center

The region’s largest food distribution center closed Monday while crews removed snow from the roof of its Spokane warehouse. A Second Harvest Inland Northwest spokesman said he did not foresee …


Snow on roof closes Second Harvest warehouse

The region’s largest food distribution center closed on Monday while crews removed snow from the roof of the Spokane warehouse.