Hanford Team aims to raise $65,000 to combat food insecurity

2nd Annual One Hanford Feeding Families Fundraiser benefiting Second Harvest
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PASCO, Wash. — The second annual ‘One Hanford Feeding Families Fundraiser’ led by Hanford prime contractors and their labor union partners is kicking off in the Tri-Cities.

Organizers with the fundraiser are aiming to raise $65,000 dollars that will benefit Second Harvest.

According to a news release from Second Harvest, there is an “urgent increase in demand for basic food needs throughout the Columbia Basin due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Donations will help Second Harvest source and distribute healthy food to children, families and seniors facing hunger through its partner food banks and mobile market distributions, the release said.

“Fighting hunger takes many people and organizations working together, and that’s especially true as we try to navigate our way out of the wake of a pandemic,” said Jason Clark, President and CEO of Second Harvest. “That’s why it’s so gratifying for us to work alongside Hanford contractors and labor union partners to do everything we can to put nutritious meals on hungry peoples’ plates in this region.”

Returning to “normal” demand will likely take years, and Second Harvest “must be prepared to sustain an elevated level of service for the foreseeable future,” the release said.

The fundraiser will run until April 30th.

To donate, click here.