History of the NEW Hunger Coalition
In 2011, Providence Health Care Stevens County identified hunger as one of the leading issues in Stevens County. With the goal of finding gaps in services, fourteen of the region’s leading organizations in supplemental food distribution were brought together to discuss the challenges they faced. What resulted was the founding of The Providence Northeast Washington (NEW) Hunger Coalition in September 2011. Today, the Hunger Coalition brings people, groups, and agencies together to leverage their expertise and resources for the benefit of those in need. We also empower our food pantries to be proficient, have access to healthy foods, and act as an access point for food-related needs.