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A Great Week

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Kicking off your 'Easter-Week' (finally, It's Spring!), your lovely bloggers here at the Vox Box will be starting a great new iniative: Say hello to 'Charity-A-Day'.  Every day this week, you'll be able to read up on a different branch of charities. We'll be giving you the inside info, the locations...everything! Comment up! - Got any ideas for more charities? Have we missed any blog-worthy 'establishments serving for the greater good'? Keep us updated as we give you the latest...But here's the first charity-focus for the week: Food Banks.

"Feeding Hunger, Feeding Hope"

"Second Harvest, founded in 1971 leads a network of more than 300 neighborhood food banks and meal centers throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Second Harvest provides more than 1 millon pounds of donated food each month to help feed hungry people."

 This Inland Northwest food bank ensures the donation process is a breeze when it comes to supporting our neighbors. While openly allowing gifts of any amount, Second Harvest also gives humanitarians numerous options when it comes to helping out. You can give classic gifts of money and food-donations, or you can organize a food drive or volunteer with office support and food sorting.

Six pounds of food is given to families in need with every $1 donated to Second Harvest,  while $35 will feed a family of four for a week and $100 can help the area's children for up to a month.

"Help Your Own Student Body"
Spokane Falls Community College is also doing it's part to serve the community - the student-community, that is.  The A.S. Food Bank, located in the SFCC Student Union Building, is now open and needing donations. 

This food bank uses donations to serve approximately 140 student families a month. Donations to the A.S. Food Bank can be made directly to the bank or left in Donation Boxes located in every campus building. 

By helping out this food bank, not only will you be supporting your fellow student, you'll be helping yourself.  Volunteers are greatly needed, as the Food Bank's usual MON-FRI, 9:30 am-3:30 pm hours are dependent on availibility of volunteers.

To contact SFCC's A.S. Food Bank, call 533-3140, or stop by to the Room 139 of the Student Union Building, (the SUB.)

Have you ever organized or participated in a Food Drive at your school, youthgroup, ect.? What are the qualities of a good Food Bank?


In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at