This photograph is something I felt you’d like to see. At Rogers High School in Spokane, we recently launched our School Pantry pilot. It’s an inspiring attempt to feed more hungry kids without breaking the bank. If all goes well, Second Harvest will be able to reach more hungry kids in the coming year.
The response from one young lady at that first distribution in October makes me hopeful. She picked up a box of donated groceries after school on a Friday afternoon. “My mom is going to be so excited,” she said. “We haven’t had spaghetti in a long time. I’m going to make dinner tonight.” Spaghetti is one of those things that earn a spot on many scribbled grocery lists. Who would have expected so much enthusiasm for something so common?
I’m always very grateful when simple ideas bring good results. We made a difference for that Rogers High student and 250 of her school mates in need. We’re continuing to sort out ways to do as much good as possible with our limited means. I suppose our grocery list isn’t always as long as we’d like it to be either.
We need to raise $400,000 by Dec. 31 to provide more than 60 truckloads of food to area food banks, meal sites and even our fledgling School Pantry this winter. We hope you will send your gift by clicking here to donate securely online. Your donation is always appreciated. Thank you.
Jason L. Clark
President and CEO