North Central High School staff and community donate to food distribution event

SPOKANE, Wash. — The community and staff at North Central High School came together to donate and collect hundreds of food and cash donations in a food drive last week.

North Central partnered with Second Harvest to collect food with a long shelf life, more than $4,000 in monetary donations and $600 in grocery gift cards.

They plan to host a food distribution event on Tuesday, April 21st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the North Central parking lot, giving out the food to anyone who needs help.

The food is already pre-packaged into boxes and bags. They’ll be giving out about 400 of these.

High school staff will be out in the parking lot with masks and gloves on to deliver the food to your car.

“In schools we kind of plug in the holes wherever we can and we really found the need was just so overwhelming that we were hearing from our families that we just decided, yeah, we needed to rally,” said Assistant Principal at North Central High School Wendy Bromley.

Each person who drives up will get a nutritionally balanced group of items.

“We try to give them a protein source, try to give them some vegetables and some fruits, some cereals and some snacks. So we tried to give it well-balanced,” said Bromley. “We’re also including a little flyer that will go out and says if it’s not something that your family will use either gift it on to a neighbor or please bring it back the following Tuesday and we will take that food back. Because we don’t want any food going to waste or thrown away.”

At the food distribution, they’ll also have pet food and toiletries if you need them.

You can also come to donate as well.

Second Harvest plans to provide fresh and frozen food at North Central every Tuesday starting April 28 from 11 a.m. to noon.