Hanford teams, Second Harvest set goal of $60,000 to address Columbia Basin’s food insecurity

Hanford teams, Second Harvest set goal of $60,000 to address Columbia Basin food insecurity

RICHLAND, Wash. — Food insecurity seeps into every community in one form or fashion and the Columbia Basin is no different. That’s why the Hanford Site prime contractors are hosting their third annual ‘One Hanford Feeding Families Fundraiser.’

In an announcement issued by Second Harvest—a non-profit organization that supplies food and essential goods for Northwestern communities. in need—the group confirmed that need remains high in the Columbia Basin region.

“Just when all of us saw a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, inflation is walloping our wallets,” said Jason Clark, President and CEO of Second Harvest. “The people and organizations behind the One Hanford Feeding Families Fundraiser are dedicated to helping our neighbors so they don’t have to decide between paying for gas, their utility bill or buying food. No one should have to make that decision.”

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Together, Hanford officials and the non-profit set a goal of $60,000 in donations before the event ends on June 17.  If you are interested in contributing, you can do so by clicking here to visit the Second Harvest website.

There are more than 10,000 people who are contracted to work at or in support of the Hanford Site via the Department of Energy. This group puts a large focus on philanthropic efforts—particularly those benefitting the Columbia Basin community.

Each of the following organizations is playing a part in the ongoing effort to address the region’s food insecurity: Amentum, Bechtel, Central Plateau Cleanup Company, HPMC Occupational Medical Services, Hanford Mission Integration Solutions, and Washington River Protection Solutions.

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