Second Harvest, founded in 1971, is the pioneering organization that leads the fight against hunger in the Inland Northwest. Today, partnerships with more than 300 neighborhood food banks and meal centers make it possible for Second Harvest to feed 48,000 hungry people each week. Food from Second Harvest keeps children, families and seniors from going hungry, and also puts a sense of hope back into their lives. Second Harvest provides more than 1 million pounds of donated food a month to its network. Most of this food is donated by the food industry. Community contributions pay for transporting, warehousing and distributing this food to partner charities. With generous support from more than 2,000 volunteers, Second Harvest turns every donated dollar into six pounds of food for a hungry family.