With our 2014 One Day offerings, we began working with Second Harvest! $20,000 was passed through to 2nd Harvest for mobile food banks here at the Garden and the Tri-Cities’ first Bite 2 Go program, assisting over 70 children with weekend meals at Vista Elementary. We are continuing these two partnerships through 2017!  Download a copy of Second Harvest’s Summer Newsletter 2016 which features an article about our partnership.

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BITE 2 GO

Beginning in February 2015, the Garden partnered with Second Harvest Inland Northwest to support a weekend feeding program at Vista Elementary! The name of this program is called “Bite 2 Go” and each Friday during the school year, participating students receive a pre-packaged bag of food to take home. (Changes to the school schedule may require Thursday deliveries and our Bite 2 Go team will be notified.)  Through your generosity, over 50 children are fed each weekend of the school year!

The shelf-stable milk, juice, cereal, entrees and snacks are safe for children to handle on their own because they don’t require any cooking or other preparation.  Each kit includes, but is not limited to, the following items:

2-Entrees
2-Cereals
2-Fruit Items
2-Self-Stable Milks
2-Cereal Bars
4-Snack Items
*Items may vary depending on availability.

Click here to watch a short video on the Bite 2 Go pilot program out of Spokane.

In addition to the Garden’s ongoing partnership through Second Harvest, we also reach out to the staff of Vista Elementary and support them in various ways throughout the year, by dropping off treats, holding a pancake breakfast, helping with grounds work project, and more.

E-mail Pastor Cheryl Staley at kick@gcatc.com or fill out a Connection Card the next time you’re at the Garden and write “school” on it, and we’ll be in touch!

MOBILE FOOD BANKS @ THE GARDEN

We’re excited to partner with 2nd Harvest to feed families from community by hosting a monthly Mobile Food Bank (MFB) right here at The Garden!

**SPECIAL FOOD BOX GIVEAWAY EASTER SUNDAY!**

Visit our Easter Weekend page for details.

Our MFB is the last Wednesday of each month and dates are listed on our event calendar. Food distribution is from 10am-Noon (summer hours, June-August) or 11am to 1pm (other months during the year), while supplies last. If possible, bring a box or bags to take food home with you.

Download the current flier here:    English   Spanish

Families receiving food at a Garden-sponsored Mobile Food Bank:

2015

February = 173
March = 264
April = 78
May = 105
June = 73
July = 202
August = 140
September = 208
October = 180
November = 271
December = 232

2016

January = 228
February = 173
March = 324
April = 289
May = 308
June = 247
July = 200
August = 290
September = 202
October = 246
November = 310
December = 313

2017
January = 279 families
February = 280
March  = 312

2nd Harvest provides the food and WE provide the 15-20 team members to make it happen.  This is a perfect way to get your hands on something GREAT and continue to make a difference!  Set-up starts at 10am and clean-up is done by 2pm. During the summer months (June – August) set-up starts at 9am and we’re cleaned up by 1pm.

Serve one month or every month! E-mail info@thegardentricities.com or fill out a Connection Card the next time you’re at the Garden and write “food” on it, and we’ll hook you up with the team lead.  First time serving with us? Please read our FAQ’s: GCA Mobile Food Bank serving FAQ