Second Harvest
1234 E. Front Ave.
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 252-6267

Contact: Emily Kanally
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Fighting hunger, Feeding hope: Second Harvest brings community resources together to feed people in need through empowerment, education and partnerships.

Since its incorporation in July 1972 as a central warehouse for Spokane food pantries, Second Harvest has grown into the hub for charitable food distribution serving 21 Eastern Washington and 5 North Idaho counties. In its 41 years of operation, Second Harvest has distributed more than 258 million pounds of food to help families and seniors in need. Our warehouse in Spokane is 85,000 square-feet and includes commercial coolers and freezers. Second Harvest uses community contributions to pay for costs to secure, warehouse and distribute truckloads of food donated by growers, grocers and manufacturers throughout the region and further-reaching parts of the country.

We also staff community food drives to gather shelf-stable food that stocks the shelves of Second Harvest's network of 22 Spokane County food banks. This massive hunger-relief organization is supported by more than 7,000 generous individuals, businesses, service clubs and other organizations. More than 2,000 dedicated volunteers help us stretch every donated dollar into six pounds of donated food that's about five meals for hungry families and seniors.

The Kitchen is Second Harvest's community kitchen, set up to help teach low-income families to stretch their food dollar while eating healthy. 
  • Scratch cooking lessons
  • Recipe testing
  • Nutrition education
  • Cooking demonstrations, with fresh produce and the products you receive at the food bank.
  • Meal sampling
  • New cooking skills.  
Sign up for a cooking class.  People who receive some of their food from a food bank or free meal site, or anyone who simply wants to learn to cook healthy and inexpensively, are invited to sign up for a cooking class. 

To donate, volunteer, sign-up for a class, or learn more about The Kitchen, visit

The Kitchen at Second Harvest
1234 E. Front Avenue
Spokane, WA   99202
(509) 534-6678
Volunteer Opportunities:
You can help hungry people in our community.  Second Harvest's volunteers provide a wide range of valuable services that help feed 50,000 hungry people each week in the Inland Northwest.
  • Please join other volunteers to help sort and pack produce, food drive or bulk food items in preparation for distribution to our emergency food partners. Volunteer opportunities are available on Fridays, Saturdays, 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 1 p.m and Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm. A full calendar of events is available on our website
  • Fall/Winter food drive season is a time when we could use additional help delivering food drive boxes, and picking up donations throughout the year.  Please let us know if you are interested by calling (509) 252-6257, or email

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Last Updated By: Emily