Second Harvest is the leading hunger relief organization in Eastern Washington and North Idaho, feeding 55,000 people every single week. Many who line up at one of Second Harvest’s 250 partner food banks and meal sites just can’t quite make ends meet and reach out for food assistance. They include seniors (an estimated 15% of food bank users), hardworking families with children, and veterans.
Generous food and fund donors allow Second Harvest to provide nutritious food at no cost to people in need. Nearly half of all food is fresh produce, and up to 70 percent is fresh and perishable, including foods like dairy and lean meats. It takes thousands of volunteers to sort, repack, and distribute millions of pounds of food each month. With their help Second Harvest is working hard to provide healthy food to every person, every day.