In December 2020, The ZONE partnered with Special Mobility Services, SNAP, CHAS, and 2nd Harvest to employ Community Health Workers (CHWs) to deliver Second Harvest food boxes on a weekly basis to ZONE families. Why food deliveries? Many families face barriers to accessing healthy foods on a regular basis not just because of lack of income, but because of lack of access to transportation, time conflicts with food bank or distribution hours, or families needing to quarantine in their homes because of COVID 19.
Through our partnership efforts, the ZONE was able to serve 20 families a week with a total of 180 household members. This partnership was part of a larger food distribution system funded by CARES dollars through Spokane County that served over 2,000 households and over 6,700 people in the month of December.