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Stories tagged: second harvest

Rural food banks struggle to meet increased need with fewer volunteers

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Food banks need younger volunteers, more donations as unemployment skyrockets

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 …

‘It gives us food when we don’t have money’: Work begins to expand Second Harvest

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.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Thousands brave cold weather for Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Manito Park

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.

The Dirt: Second Harvest prepares adjacent building for expansion

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 …

Second Harvest prepares adjacent building for expansion

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 …

Second Harvest to distribute food donations Wednesday on South Hill

Second Harvest Food Bank is distributing free food to anyone in need on Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Second Harvest awarded $24,000 grant to support hunger relief efforts

The Caterpillar Foundation awarded a grant to Second Harvest Food Bank to support hunger relief efforts in Spokane County.

UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019

Hunger Run gets new name and management – Negative Split

The Hunger Run organized by the Union Gospel Mission and Second Harvest has gone to the professionals this year. The fundraiser event will be overseen by Negative Split, a local …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Instant Pot class boosts Second Harvest kitchen that teaches cooking to low-income families

Elene Johnston’s Instant Pot has been sitting in her cabinet for three months. Unused. But after attending an Instant Pot book author’s cooking class Tuesday in Second Harvest’s television-quality kitchen, …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Metallica donates $10,000 to local food bank

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Cookbook author Laurel Randolph returns to Spokane to cook up Instant Pot magic

The Instant Pot is a popular new kitchen appliance and holiday gift. But do you know how to use it? Laurel Randolph can help. She’s the author of “The Instant …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday: Spokane nonprofits look online for donors after post-Thanksgiving consumer holidays

Now in its seventh year, Giving Tuesday is a national response to the post-Thanksgiving commercial spending holidays that urges donors to consider charitable gifts. This year, several Spokane nonprofits will …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018

Runners brave brisk temperatures for annual Turkey Trot

Brisk temperatures and the threat of a rain shower didn’t deter about 2,000 people from heading to Manito Park Thursday morning for the Bloomsday Runners Club’s annual Turkey Trot.

Thousands prep for Thanksgiving with donated meals from Tom’s Turkey Drive

The annual charity event doles out more than 10,000 free turkeys – with potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and all the other fixings – to families in need.

‘Washington Grown’ holds recipe contest

The locally produced public TV show is looking for entries for a cooking contest featuring family recipes spotlighting Washington-grown ingredients.

Family of musicians bonds over helping community

Carey Eyer and his daughters Neilia and Ivy are participating in their sixth year at Street Music Week in Spokane, and have raised hundreds of dollars for local charity over …

‘Street Music Week’ starts Monday

The streets of downtown Spokane will be a little livelier than usual during lunch hour next week.

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018

Formerly homeless Spokane native honored as ‘smile maker’ for work giving back to community

Rick Clark, founder of the “Giving Backpacks” program, was recognized for his volunteer efforts and community organizing Thursday morning.

Dorothy Dean Home Cooking Show: Second Harvest will share cooking advice, and share in the event proceeds

Second Harvest, a food distribution center established in 1971, feeds 55,000 children, families and seniors weekly through its many partnerships and programs. A portion of ticket sales from the Dorothy …

Food donations will be taken to settle Spokane County library fines

Next week Spokane County residents will have the chance to get their library fines removed in exchange for a few nonperishable food items. The sixth annual Food for Fines is …

The gift of time: Kilby family makes volunteering with Second Harvest a tradition

Donelle, Madison and Hunter Kilby have volunteered at Tom’s Turkey Drive for about nine years.

The gift of time: Kevin Miller puts culinary skills to good use at Second Harvest

Kevin “Socks” Miller helps teach free cooking class to people who visit Second Harvest.

Pilot explores food security at three Spokane schools

In fall 2014, a $300,000 grant from Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation launched a three-year nutritional outreach through Second Harvest at three Spokane-area elementary schools: Lidgerwood, Bemiss and Trent. These sites …

Food for Fines: Pay your library fine with food during National Library Week

The Spokane County Library District will be accepting food donations for Second Harvest in lieu of fines April 9-15.

Cheddar Leprechaun Bread recipe

The cooking classes for children at Second Harvest have covered a variety of recipes, from pizza to smoothies to this bread at class earlier this month.

Second Harvest teaches kids healthy cooking

Second Harvest has started kids cooking classes that are impacting family decisions for healthier eating – from wheat flour for making pizza dough to homemade shamrock smoothie shakes.

Second Harvest, Chad White pair up for fundraiser

The Kitchen at Second Harvest is hosting a fundraiser to help feed the hungry

Doug Clark: 2016 Spokane Street Music Week buys 127,130 meals for food bank

The 14th annual Spokane Street Music Week officially expired at 1 p.m. Friday amid blue skies, sunny dispositions and an unexpected windfall. John Huckabay handed a piece of paper to …

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 …