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Two local insurance agents have won an award for their charitable contributions that comes with a $3,000 donation for Second Harvest’s Bite2Go program, which provides weekend food to children in need.
The WA Food Fund, which locally benefits Second Harvest and Northwest Harvest, received a $1 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation this week.
Despite the limitations of moving buskers off Spokane street corners and into Facebook feeds, Street Music Week founder Doug Clark says donations stayed strong throughout this year’s virtual event.
Spokane County awarded Second Harvest $2.1 million in Federal COVID-19 aid to purchase food and pay for increased transportation costs, but nonprofits say they still need more support from the community.
Playing music in front of an iPhone camera isn’t quite the same as performing for an actual audience. For one, you can do the former in your pajamas with uncombed hair in your basement. But that doesn’t mean you should.
The streets of Spokane don't know what they're missing this week.
Carey Eyer hopes this year’s virtual Street Music Week event will be just like walking down Main Street, hearing a new song from a different busker every 100 feet – except you’ll be scrolling through your Facebook feed instead.
The Spokane Indians’ Ballpark Dinner to Go was such a home run last week – it was a sellout, according to the baseball team – that the organization is now offering a second family meal option,
Skyrocketing unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic has left many in the Spokane area unable to buy enough groceries for their families, and local food banks are planning for years of increased demand for assistance.
The Spokane Symphony has established a Musicians’ Relief Fund to help orchestra musicians who need help to pay their bills during the coronavirus pandemic. The public is invited to contribute to the new fund to assist local classical musicians.
Kay Porta helped start the Spokane Food Bank, which later became Second Harvest. Each year 8,000 volunteers help provide food for 55,000 hungry people every week.
When Stephen Scott got his “COVID vacation notice” – aka furloughed from his job – last month, he decided to make volunteering at Second Harvest food bank his new full-time gig.
The Air National Guard sent 20 guardsmen to local food banks, including 15 at Second Harvest, to help with the increased need for food in Spokane.
A line of cars zigzagged out from the Loon Lake Food Bank & Resource Center on Thursday morning as workers opened trunks to put boxes of much-needed food in waiting cars.
Local food banks are now serving far more people with fewer resources as more people are out of work and the larger, older volunteer base stays home to protect itself from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Work began on Second Harvest’s new location this week to make room for the Bite2Go meal pack program that gives children food for the weekend.
It was still a few degrees below freezing when runners began darting through the park on Thursday morning, hats shaped like turkeys and pumpkin pies bobbing on their heads.
Second Harvest is expanding into an adjacent building, according to city permit data. The building next to its current food distribution warehouse at 402 N. Perry St. is undergoing a $400,000 renovation, turning the 24,000-square-foot building into a warehouse focused on feeding hungry children.
The building next to its current food distribution warehouse at 402 N. Perry St. is undergoing a $400,000 renovation, turning the 24,000-square-foot building into a warehouse focused on feeding hungry children.
Street Music Week 2019 ended Friday and raised $29,333 for the Second Harvest Inland Northwest Food Bank, which equates to 146,665 meals.