I woke up this morning at 4:15 am so I could get over to the Second Harvest Inland Northwest warehouse and do some live interviews with KXLY. I was helping get the word out about the Mobile Food Bank distribution today between noon and 2 pm in the parking lot of Millwood Presbyterian Church, where I am a Pastor. We started partnering with Second Harvest a little over a year ago and through the monthly distribution (2nd Friday of every month) we've handed out over 100,000 pounds of food. The food distribution is open to anyone who has a need. All we ask for is a name and phone number in case of a food recall. It helps to bring a box. One of the great things about the Mobile Distributions is that it's mostly fresh fruits and vegetables.
We will also be taking donations for the Plant a Row for the Hungry program where gardeners and small farmers can bring food and donate it. If you do bring your garden leftovers today, we'll put it on the table and it will immediately get into the hands of people who could really use it.
This weekend is also the Boy Scout food drive where they will be going door to door in the Spokane area, seeking donations for Second Harvest. In some neighborhoods you can even fill a bag, put it on the porch, and they will simply pick it up.
If you're looking for another opportunity to help out, Millwood Presbyterian provides low-income families with Thanksgiving Food Baskets that include a turkey and all the fixings for a bountiful thanksgiving meal. Last year we gave out 50 baskets. If you want to help out with that drop me an email and I'll point you in the right direction. If you know a family in the Valley that could really use the help for Thanksgiving let me know and I'll get them on the list.