FOOD SECURITY

Ensure that everyone in our community has access to food and basic supplies.

 

Get More Food to our Local Food Banks through Second Harvest 

 

Second Harvest has led the hunger-relief network in the region since 1971, distributing over 2 million pounds of free food each month to help people in need in 26 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Partnerships with 250+ food pantries help us to feed 55,000 people each week.

 

COVID-19 have brought major changes to daily life, and more people than ever are turning to food banks due to the public health and economic crisis. We take our role serving vulnerable people seriously and are committed to get nutritious food to those in need.

 

Surges in demand for hunger relief has caused food to flow out of our doors faster than it is flowing in, and the need will increase as more people feel financial strain.

 

Donate to help stabilize the food supply chain and provide food to children, families and seniors facing hunger at www.2-harvest.org/allintricities

 

Support Local Food Pantries through the United Way

 

Hunger is overcoming fear as lines form at the 17 food banks and pantries in our bi-county region—each has seen a big increase in demand.  In addition, dozens of local non-profits who normally provide other services (like support for those escaping domestic violence) now get requests for food and basic supplies from desperate families. Local non-profits have stepped up to help but many are using savings to do so. And, they don’t have fundraising capacity to replenish or to fully meet rising demand.

 

That’s why our local United Way established a COVID-19 rapid response fund to support access to food by quickly getting money to local agencies who are meeting this extraordinary demand. 

 

Double your dollar now—for every dollar you donate, a national foundation will match it!  And, 100% of your gift goes to local programs. Help fill food pantries and hungry tummies at Give.uwbfco.org/givenow

 

 

Provide Meals to Homebound Seniors through Senior Life Resources 

 

Senior Life Resources, Northwest manages Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels.  Their volunteers deliver nutritious meals to local homebound seniors who are most at-risk for COVID-19. Of the 683 clients who currently receive home delivery, half live below the poverty level or live alone. Demand for prepared meals has skyrocketed as seniors who have previously been able to shop independently are now reliant on assistance from others. 

 

 During this crisis, seven frozen meals are delivered to serve as the main source of nutrition for these seniors.  Although it is a generously portioned meal, seniors still need to have access to basic food and supplies such as bread, eggs, milk, fruit, toilet paper, soup, cereal and other staples. Meals on Wheels has launched a Bag of Basics program to fill the gap.  Each bag costs around $25.   

 

Help feed others: https://seniorliferesources.org/donate/ 

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