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Oh, deer: 1,300 pounds of venison donated to D.C. shelters

For people staying in homeless shelters in the District of Columbia, deer meat is what’s for dinner.


Mothers launch hunger strike in migrant family detention center

Nearly two dozen women held at a Berks County, Pennsylvania, migrant family detention center have launched a hunger strike to protest their and their children’s long detentions – some which …


Thousands cross Venezuela border shopping for scarce food

SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela – Tens of thousands of Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to hunt for …


GMO food safe but not curing hunger, report says

Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.


Bon Jovi opens hunger center in shore town hit hard by Sandy

Jon Bon Jovi knows he can’t help society by curing cancer or splitting atoms. But he can use his celebrity to command the attention of millions of people, including some …


Second Harvest teams up with Coeur d’Alene church, school to feed families

More than 1,200 pounds of fresh and healthy food rolled up to Coeur d’Alene Assembly Church on Wednesday as volunteers prepared to open the church food pantry to the public …


Michigan couple sentenced to life in 5-year-old’s death

A Michigan couple has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of 5-year-old Mackenzie Maison who had pneumonia and weighed just 25 pounds when an emergency …


Aging vans threaten Kootenai County food bank’s ability to feed the hungry

Community Action Partnership - Kootenai County’s food bank - needs new cargo vans to help collect food from grocery stores and restaurants for distribution to low-income county residents.


Nonprofit group aims to tackle child hunger in North Idaho

More than half the students in Bonner County schools qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school week. But what do those children eat on weekends? And do they …


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 …


Volunteer’s efforts bear fruit for community’s hungry

The gleaners arrived by the carload Saturday morning ready to harvest the rich remnants of this year’s crop of golden delicious and late season red apples. The plan: pick, box …


Shawn Vestal: Recession is poor time to cut aid to neediest

Ten bucks a month. That’s roughly the size of cut that each person who receives government food aid is facing in five weeks. Your response to this cut may vary, …


U.S. ‘food insecurity’ near record high

WASHINGTON – Some 17.6 million U.S. households had trouble feeding their family members at times last year as “food insecurity” remained at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, according …


Batteries stolen from ‘Feed Spokane’ truck

Thieves have targeted a truck used to feed the hungry in Spokane County. Three heavy-duty batteries were stolen Monday from the Feed Spokane truck. The batteries were used to run …


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 …


Pumpkin race plants seeds of helping through Meals on Wheels

Pumpkins are good for more than just jack-o’-lanterns. While they might not be the most aerodynamic edible, they can move at surprising speeds with a little human intervention, as contestants …


Program looks to feed kids when local schools cannot

It’s the Wednesday before the long Thanksgiving weekend and most of the students at Hillyard’s Shaw Middle School are looking forward to a few days off with family and a …


At food bank, holidays come with high demand

Protein is a rare thing in Rod Wieber’s world. And the chief resource officer for Second Harvest Food Bank is especially aware of the protein shortage during the one-two punch …


Charities look to stock up as holiday season approaches

For many, the holiday season is a time to gather with family and friends and share a special meal. A warm holiday meal might be even more special to those …


Volunteers gather 30,000 pounds of produce for food bank

An apple a day can help keep hunger at bay. And thousands of pounds of apples can feed a lot of hungry people. More than 200 volunteers descended on Green …


Volunteers harvest food for area hungry

An apple a day can help keep hunger at bay. And thousands of pounds of apples can feed a lot of hungry people. More than 200 volunteers descended on Green …


To those needing shelter, Spokane Valley woman’s door is open

There is a home in a part of the Spokane Valley that has seen better days, a home where poor, forgotten people have found a safe place to rest along …


Longtime leader Stuckart leaving helm of nonprofit SNAP

Few people have done as much to pull Spokane residents out of poverty as Larry Stuckart, who will step down as executive director of SNAP next month after 20 years …


Lighthouse offers home, fresh start

When Ashlee Erickson got out of jail a couple of weeks ago, she had only the shorts and top she wore the day she was arrested last summer. There to …


Lighthouse of Hope a beacon for homeless women

When Ashlee Erickson got out of jail a couple of weeks ago, she had only the shorts and top she wore the day she was arrested last summer. There to …


Events aim to raise awareness of hunger, homelessness

Food for Thought, the annual Shalom Ministries dinner in observance of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.


A meal with a side of good company

Serving free hot dogs and hamburgers in the parking lot of a north-central Spokane church isn’t a paying gig. It’s the smiles that bring Julie Gardner out in a green …


Kay Porta’s efforts sparked group that’s helped thousands

Kay Porta helped unload the first big truckload of food that rolled into the Spokane Food Bank in 1971. “I remember when we got a thousand pounds of canned salmon …


Company donates food, funds to Second Harvest

There was a little something extra in Tuesday’s food giveaway by Second Harvest Inland Northwest to West Central residents. During a ceremony at the West Central Community Center, attended by …