2nd Harvest gets new truck to distribute food

2nd Harvest Food Bank gets a large donation to help it provide more food to hungry families across our region.

The organization received a $110,000 grant from Walmart.

The money was used to buy a new truck so 2nd Harvest could transport more food out to families across the area.

To celebrate the grant and the new truck, 2nd Harvest held a mobile food distribution event at the Boys and Girls Club in Pasco.

More than 100 hungry families showed up for a box of free food, and dozens of Walmart employees came to the event to help pass out the items.

"The need now is greater than ever before. And we have a lot of really generous farmers in our community, and this allows us to be able to get more produce and bring it in to our warehouse and distribute it out to those in need in our community" said Cassie Hurley, 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

The new truck is expected to help increase 2nd Harvest's food distribution amount to 28 million pounds a year.

Each dollar of food donated to 2nd Harvest can buy about six pounds of food.

That equates to about four meals.