The Second Harvest food bank needs help in a big way to raise $80,000 by the end of the month.
PASCO, WA - The Second Harvest food bank needs help in a big way to raise $80,000 by the end of the month.
The charity says the federal food stamps reduction that took effect in November has increased the demand for food with a loss of about 15 meals a month for a family of four.
The donations will help Second Harvest provide 400,000 meals across eastern Washington.
"There are a lot of missing meals because of the recent food stamp cuts. Things have become crucial and urgent for us to respond so we have to ask for the community's help," said Jean Tucker, Second Harvest spokesperson.
The $80,000 will cover costs for transporting, warehousing, and distributing half a million pounds of food.