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Church will host free food truck


A Thrivent Financial free food truck will be at the Zion Lutheran Church, Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to noon, officials stated this week.

The church is located at 318 Mead in Grand Coulee.

The free food opportunity is part of the Second Harvest program, and is an annual event here.

The Thrivent Homegrown Help Truck, a 24-foot refrigerated vehicle, is the newest unit in the Second Harvest Inland Northwest food distribution fleet.

The truck holds from 7,000 to 10,000 pounds of food, and in its first year has distributed over 550,000 pounds of food in the Northwest.

Annually the free food truck is swamped, and in some years the food is gone before noon.

America’s Second Harvest is the nation’s largest charitable food bank network and includes over 200 member food banks.

The Second Harvest Inland Northwest’s warehouse in Spokane distributes more than 15 million pounds of food each year.

Volunteers, through Zion Lutheran Church, organize and staff the free food drop here each year.

The free food program includes fresh produce, breads, fruits and vegetables.

Organizers say that all who need food are welcome and people are encouraged to bring their own boxes.

Food will be distributed until the supply runs out.

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