Hundreds of volunteers build meal kits for Spokane students duri - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hundreds of volunteers build meal kits for Spokane students during Big Build event

Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Saturday hundreds of volunteers, young and old gathered at the Second Harvest warehouse to putting together Bite-2-Go packs for children who don't know where their next meal might come from.

Holmes Elementary principal  Stephanie Lundberg knows this firsthand.

“We have over 100 students every week that receive these Bite-2-Go meals, and it's such a great opportunity who might not get food to have food over the weekend.”

Lundberg took time out of her weekend to give back in a big way. Helping put together hundreds of these packs. 

“This is such a great event I am so grateful for the Second Harvest for putting this on. It's fun; it's great to give back and see where the meals actually come from and how we can give back to the community.

Lundberg and other volunteers were packing up to 16,000-weekend meal kits for students in Spokane and Stevens County for roughly 70 elementary schools and 13 secondary schools.

Director of Bite-2-Go Chris Sloan says that the demand has increased since the fall. 

"Since September the numbers of kids that we are serving has grown probably by 400 kids," he said.

But for Lundberg, being able to see her students happy and fed makes her time volunteering well worth it.

“They're so grateful. They are so grateful. They actually I had a kid the other day who was my counselor school, the school counselor was passing out food, and she was dancing around singing thank you for this food thank you. They're so grateful.” 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Deer Park homeowner tied up, robbed at gunpoint; deputies search for suspects

    Deer Park homeowner tied up, robbed at gunpoint; deputies search for suspects

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:22 AM EST2018-02-22 13:22:31 GMT

    DEER PARK, Wash. - The Sevens County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying the suspects and a vehicle in a recent home invasion robbery. Deputies report that on February 12 around 6:45, they responded to a report of a robbery that took place on McKenzie Woolard Rd. in the Deer Park area. Two men and a women forced their way into the victim's home at gunpoint, tied the victim up, and stole numerous items including guns and the victim's debit card.

    >>

    DEER PARK, Wash. - The Sevens County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying the suspects and a vehicle in a recent home invasion robbery. Deputies report that on February 12 around 6:45, they responded to a report of a robbery that took place on McKenzie Woolard Rd. in the Deer Park area. Two men and a women forced their way into the victim's home at gunpoint, tied the victim up, and stole numerous items including guns and the victim's debit card.

    >>
  • Canadian medal winner takes off silver medal right after it's put on her neck

    Canadian medal winner takes off silver medal right after it's put on her neck

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:36 AM EST2018-02-22 14:36:11 GMT

    KHQ.COM - The Canadian women's hockey team wept on the ice as they accepted their silver medals after losing to the Americans at the Pyeongchang Olympics.   One Canadian player, Jocelyne Larocque, took her medal off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold Thursday.   Larocque says, "It's just so hard."

    >>

    KHQ.COM - The Canadian women's hockey team wept on the ice as they accepted their silver medals after losing to the Americans at the Pyeongchang Olympics.   One Canadian player, Jocelyne Larocque, took her medal off immediately and held it in her hands as the Americans stood nearby awaiting their gold Thursday.   Larocque says, "It's just so hard."

    >>
  • Coeur d'Alene deputy city administrator resigns after DUI arrest

    Coeur d'Alene deputy city administrator resigns after DUI arrest

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-02-22 04:15:16 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene's deputy city administrator was booked into jail over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence and released on a $500 bond according to jail booking records. Sam Taylor of Post Falls was arrested just after midnight on Monday near the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 41 in Rathdrum.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene's deputy city administrator was booked into jail over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence and released on a $500 bond according to jail booking records. Sam Taylor of Post Falls was arrested just after midnight on Monday near the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 41 in Rathdrum.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Troopers issue more than 800 tickets for E-DUI in 2018

    Troopers issue more than 800 tickets for E-DUI in 2018

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:25 PM EST2018-02-22 22:25:10 GMT
    Troopers issue more than 800 tickets for E-DUI in 2018Troopers issue more than 800 tickets for E-DUI in 2018
    Spokane man dead after rollover crash in OregonSpokane man dead after rollover crash in Oregon

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A state law that makes it a crime to drive while using electronic devices has resulted in hundreds of tickets being issued since Jan. 1. The law, titled the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, went into effect in June but law enforcement officers did not start issuing citations until the new year. Washington State Patrol spokesman James Prouty told The Spokesman-Review that troopers in January made 1,677 E-DUI stops statewide and doled out ...

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A state law that makes it a crime to drive while using electronic devices has resulted in hundreds of tickets being issued since Jan. 1. The law, titled the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, went into effect in June but law enforcement officers did not start issuing citations until the new year. Washington State Patrol spokesman James Prouty told The Spokesman-Review that troopers in January made 1,677 E-DUI stops statewide and doled out ...

    >>
  • Bomb squad called to Naval Base Kitsap for suspicious person with package

    Bomb squad called to Naval Base Kitsap for suspicious person with package

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-02-22 20:30:56 GMT

    BANGOR, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says the Navy's nuclear submarine base and its undersea warfare center in Kitsap County were closed due to a potential threat. KOMO-TV reports that Lt. Robert Brazas says a suspect in a vehicle Thursday tried to enter the Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, which is home to the Navy's Trident submarine fleet and strategic nuclear weapons facility.

    >>

    BANGOR, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says the Navy's nuclear submarine base and its undersea warfare center in Kitsap County were closed due to a potential threat. KOMO-TV reports that Lt. Robert Brazas says a suspect in a vehicle Thursday tried to enter the Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor, which is home to the Navy's Trident submarine fleet and strategic nuclear weapons facility.

    >>
  • Severed foot found on beach belonged to Washington man

    Severed foot found on beach belonged to Washington man

    Thursday, February 22 2018 3:25 PM EST2018-02-22 20:25:19 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say a severed foot in a running shoe found on a Vancouver Island beach belonged to a Washington man. The Seattle Times reports Kitsap County authorities reported 79-year-old Stanley Okumoto missing Sept. 19. His partial remains were found in November along a beach near Neah Bay, about a mile from where his car was found by authorities.

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities say a severed foot in a running shoe found on a Vancouver Island beach belonged to a Washington man. The Seattle Times reports Kitsap County authorities reported 79-year-old Stanley Okumoto missing Sept. 19. His partial remains were found in November along a beach near Neah Bay, about a mile from where his car was found by authorities.

    >>