Providence Health Care System is not only a vital partner, they are the founders of The Hunger Coalition. Bob Campball, Chief Executive and Michele Sakurai, Manager of Pastoral Care of Providence Health Care Stevens County identified hunger as one of the leading issues in the county. With the desire to find the gaps of services, fourteen of the leading organizations in food distribution were brought together for the first time to discuss the challenges they face. What resulted was the founding of The Hunger Coalition in September 2011. Today we are uniting fourteen food banks and thirteen organizations working to promote a healthier and more sustainable community.
It all began with a single observation and the desire to change it: “I believe hunger is one of our greatest needs in Stevens County.” -Bob Campball
Outcome of this statement: NEW Hunger Coalition Formation
Amount given in 2013 by Providence: Grants to NEW Hunger Coalition $53,400 and direct donations to food banks/food needs approx. $19,000.
Washington State University Stevens County Extension connects the people of Stevens county to the research and knowledge bases of the state’s land grand research university providing solutions to local problems and stimulating local economies. Our county-based educators work with partners in your communities to provide educational programs and leverage the broad resources of a major university to resolve issues and create a positive future for the residents of Stevens county.
Second Harvest, founded in 1971, leads a network of 250 neighborhood food banks and meal centers throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Second Harvest provides 1.7 million pounds of donated food each month to help feed hungry people.
Northwest Harvest is Washington’s own statewide hunger relief agency. Our mission is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is that ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State.
The mission of Community Partnerships for Mental Health is to promote mental health and wellness in our communities and work toward community solutions for individuals and families facing mental health challenges. We serve individuals and families in our communities through outreach services and supports