Sponsored by the Grant County Industrial Alliance, and in partnership with the Port of Warden, ConAgra Foods Foundation, and 2nd Harvest, a drive-thru Mobile Market food give-away event was held Friday, January 14th at the Warden Community & Senior Center in Warden. Dozens of volunteers from across the county staffed the event providing much needed food for over 250 families.
As many as 1 out of every 8 families in Washington State struggle with hunger and food insecurities. Helping families, children, and seniors by traveling around the Inland Northwest, the 2nd Harvest Mobile Market brings healthy food directly to communities that need it. Warden’s Mobile Market event included canned goods, meats, salads, fresh fruit, and assortments of breads all pre-packed and loaded directly into recipients’ vehicles.
Chuck Sutton, President of Grant County Industrial Alliance, said, “We agree it’s about partnerships and helping in our communities. We had an amazing showing of volunteer support for this event. Everyone here had a part in ensuring these families had fresh food to take home. Our sincerest thanks to all of them in making a difference today.”
Helping today were volunteers from AstaReal, Grant EDC, Grant County Fire District 4, Grant PUD, NTT Data Center, Port of Warden, REC Silicon, Sabey Data Centers, Warden Community & Senior Center, and Yahoo!.
About 2nd Harvest:
Fighting hunger, feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships.
We believe that everyone has the right to health, and nutritious food is a key ingredient in the recipe for a healthy life. We envision a world in which every person – regardless of age, race, ability, income or status – has access to the food they need to live a life full of the activities and people they love. That’s why Second Harvest works hard to get food onto the tables of families, kids and seniors facing hunger in our community.