Bethel is partnering with Second Harvest to help address food insecurity, which is a real problem in our community. It’s not just overseas or out of sight. It’s right here. The Bite-2-Go program sends home a weekend supply of meals for children whose families are struggling with poverty.
Participating in this program allows our church to invest and impact the lives of children who need a helping hand. Bethel is poised to make a difference by expanding our Bethel Assistance Ministry into caring for hungry children right here, through our Bite-2-Go partnership with Second Harvest.
This year Bethel will sponsor 120 weekly meals for children at Emerson Elementary in Pasco and Badger Mountain Elementary in Richland, totaling almost $22,000 dollars.
Anyone who has a heart for children in need and wants to help can easily contribute to this program. We might not eradicate all poverty, but we can make a difference for some of the most vulnerable in our community.
- 1 out of 10 people in Benton and Franklin counties - including 1 in 5 kids - has food insecurity
- Hungry kids have less energy and lack focus, which may result in disruptions in the classroom.
How It Works
A business, church or organization adopts one or more schools
Teachers and counselors identify students in need
Volunteers pick up food kits from 2nd Harvest and deliver them to the school
Food is discreetly placed in backpacks of students in need
Each kit includes food items that are nutritious, easy-to-open, shelf stable, and don't require cooking beyond a microwave
Kids come to school on Monday ready to learn!
How You Can Help!
It is a two step process to help:
2) Make your financial donation (follow instructions below)
The program runs for 36 weeks
Support a child for $180 for the year: a donation can be made for the full amount, for $15/mo., or 4x/$45, or give a one-time donation to assist
All donations are made to the BETHEL ASSISTANCE MINISTRY, and then processed with 2nd Harvest
Pay online, or by check/cash in the offering box (mark your envelope Bite-2-Go); or mail a check to Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Rd., Richland WA 99352 (indicate the donation is for Bite-2-Go).
Follow these online steps:
- Click on the GIVE NOW button
- Select dollar amount
- Select either one-time gift or reoccurring gift
- Select gift fund: Richland campus
- Select sub-fund: Bethel Assistance Ministry
- List email and phone
- Click Next