As we approach the midway mark of 2021, it’s encouraging to see the progress that’s being made in the management of the COVID-19 crisis. After a year of isolation, doubt, and fear, getting plugged back into our communities is a welcome change. With that said, it’s important to remember that the persistent issue of undernourishment has not taken a break during the pandemic.
At Second Harvest of the Greater Valley, we’re still as dedicated as ever to providing nutritious food to those in need. We’re hard at work with volunteers, donors, and community members to ensure that income is not a barrier to a healthy diet. Unfortunately, in an area as big as the Greater Valley, transportation and accessibility can be just as big of a barrier to food security as income.
Mobile Fresh Pickup
In typical Second Harvest fashion, our amazing members and donors are partnering with community centers, local establishments, and places of worship to make our food even more accessible! All across the Greater Valley, Second Harvest (and our flashy new logo) is making a concerted effort to show up where we’re needed most.
It’s hard enough to grapple with the issue of food insecurity without factoring in the time, expense, and unfamiliarity that can come with traveling to a foodbank outside of your community. By extending mobile fresh pickup hours to evenings and weekends, people with work and caretaking obligations are still able to access a wide range of healthy food options in a location that’s more, well, local.
Extended Evening and Weekend Hours
Starting May 10th, the Second Harvest team is going to be working overtime to ensure that communities across the Greater Valley are getting the nourishment they need. For information on the exact dates, locations, and times of our extended pickup hours for the month of May, click here and scroll to the calendar at the bottom of the page!
Thank You to All Our Amazing Partner Establishments!
All of us here at Second Harvest of the Greater Valley would like to take a few moments to thank all of the partner establishments that are making the extended programming possible this month: