Safely rescuing quality food to feed Spokane’s hungry by nurturing sustainable community networks and charitable partnerships while eliminating food waste.
Feed Spokane continues to rescue quality food from our local business partners and distribute to our coalition of community meal providers. We have consistently grown the volume of food and expanded our reach to the number of meals provided in the community.
We remain fiscally responsible with the use of our funds developed through annual fundraisers and have become more successful in grant awards. In support of our coalition members, we have assisted them with the purchase of equipment and developed an additional food safety training program provided by Feed Spokane. Occasionally we determine the need to purchase protein to supplement the product that is rescued.
Our providers include Alpine Deli, Arby’s, Broadway Truck stop, Caruso’s Downtown, Costco North, Duncan Produce, Flying J Airway Heights, Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels, Grocery Outlet Downtown, Holy Family Hospital, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Longhorn BBQ, Lil Caesar’s Pizza, Multicare, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, Northwest Harvest, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Papa Murphy’s, and Spokane Tribe Casino. Our coverage areas include Spokane, Spokane Valley, Mead, Medical Lake, and Ione.
We have further enhanced our process through the purchase of our second new refrigerated van and secured our own space to distribute our product. We currently lease a brand-new facility which has been outfitted with a walk-in freezer and refrigerator. Additional investment included shelving, containers, scales, and carts. We have been able to average around 20 coalition groups that regularly receive food from us, which indirectly results in providing 16,000 meals weekly.
To grow the reach of our message we have revamped our website, grown our social media presence, and participated in local community opportunities. We have provided professional presentations before the Spokane City Council, City of Spokane Valley Council, Spokane Homeless Coalition, and others. We have partnered with food distributors to increase the volume and quality of food rescued to better serve the community.
We provide our services with two employees and a team of tireless volunteers. With the current pandemic health situation, our process has been streamlined and enhanced with necessary safeguards to successfully fulfill our mission. Our Board has stayed consistent with 13-15 active members establishing policy and seeking opportunities for growth.
Feed Spokane remains strong and looks forward to continuing its commitment to seeking answers to food insecurity in our community.
For more information, please visit our website at www.feedspokane.org.