Second Harvest Mobile Food distribution sets free food record

CLARKSTON, WA - A record setting number of families were served at a free food distribution Friday, thanks to the Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank.

Volunteer Coordinator Gary Carson said 360 families collected food at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The distribution happens four times a year in Clarkston to help supplement food for those who need it. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans sponsors the event which pays for the mobile food bank to bring food from Spokane.

"We get fresh potatoes, fresh apples, other fresh fruit, that is a biggie and then onions," said Mobile Food Bank Coordinator, Ervin Robison. "And we get that directly from the farmers and process it through our volunteer center in Spokane and then get it right directly out to the public."

Donations from farmers across Eastern Washington make the fresh produce donations possible.