Today, the Hanford prime contractors and their labor union partners kick off the second annual One Hanford Feeding Families Fundraiser benefiting Second Harvest.
Second Harvest continues to face an urgent increase in demand for basic food needs throughout the Columbia Basin due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to raise at least $65,000 before the campaign closes on April 30.
Donations can be made at 2-harvest.org/onehanford (best viewed using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge).
The need for food assistance in our area remains very high. 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. 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.
“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.”
More than 10,000 people work for the contractors and unions supporting the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site. Those organizations involved in the fundraising include Amentum, Bechtel, Central Plateau Cleanup Company, HPMC Occupational Medical Services, Hanford Mission Integration Solutions, Washington River Protection Solutions, HAMTC, and Central Washington Building Trades.
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Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.