PASCO, Wash. — Second Harvest won a grant from Tyson Foods that will help source and distribute more healthy food to people in need.
A $92,000 grant funded a pallet racking system and forklift which will allow Second Harvest to store food on top of each other in a much more organized way. This will increase their storage capacity by 60 percent.
"The reason why we partner up with Second Harvest is because we both love to give back to the community and between both of us we fight hunger,” said Lisa Perches, HR Manager for Tyson.
In about three hours volunteers from Tyson helped box over 6,000 meals.
One in five children in our area is at risk of hunger. Second Harvest says that it's with help from organizations like Tyson and volunteers that they're able to distribute well over 30 million pounds of food a year.