SPOKANE, Wash. -
According to Second Harvest, one in four children are hungry or at risk of hunger in Spokane County. That high number means you probably know a child not getting enough food.
With the bad economy and cuts to food stamps, many families say they are struggling to put food on the table. To combat the problem, Second Harvest has partnered with dozens of schools to make sure kids have enough to eat at home. Second Harvest hosts mobile food banks at several schools throughout the community and has a program where kids are sent home with food in their backpacks on Fridays. In the Spokane Public School District, 58.5% of students are on free and reduced lunch.?