Food Drives, Free Dinners Target Needy
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, churches and organizations are again turning their thoughts to helping the needy in Spokane, North Idaho and the surrounding area.
Ann Price of the Spokane Food Bank said last week that donations were already coming in. “The Boy Scout food drive last Saturday was a main supplier as far as nonperishable foods go,” she said. One-third of the 165,000 pounds collected will be used in Thanksgiving baskets. The rest will be set aside in an emergency allocation for cold winter months.
KREM-2 television is helping out by sponsoring an all-day Turkey Drive today, Price said. Donations can be dropped off at Speedy Auto Glass locations in the Spokane area and Coeur d’Alene.
If you want to receive a food basket from the Food Bank, call 534-6678 in Spokane for the location of an outlet serving your area.
The following organizations and churches are hosting Thanksgiving dinners or giving out food baskets:
Goodwill Industries, 130 E. Third, will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 838-4246 for more information.
The Salvation Army will be giving out food baskets between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 20-22 at 1120 W Francis. Picture ID, identification for all family members, and address verification is required. Medical coupons will be accepted as identification for children. Phone: 325-6810.
Full Gospel Mission, 1912 E. First, will give away turkeys and other food at 1 p.m. on Nov. 21 and 22 and will host a Thanksgiving day dinner 1:30 p.m. Phone: 534-2168.
Union Gospel Mission, 1224 E. Trent, will be serving a Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday at 5 p.m. A count of diners will be made at the chapel service at 4 p.m., but latecomers will be accepted. Phone: 535-8510.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church will serve dinner at noon on Thanksgiving Day at 5021 N. Nelson. Transportation is available from specific locations. Call 487-1325 for details.
Central United Methodist Church, 518 W. Third, will serve dinner from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Phone: 838-1431.
The Meeting Place, 4811 N. Market, will serve a dinner with all the trimmings from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Phone: 487-0542.
St. George’s Catholic Church, 2010 N. Williams in Post Falls, will serve dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Call (208) 773-4715 for more information.
American Legion Post 143, 640 N. Highway 41 in Post Falls, will hold its Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone: (208) 773-9054.
Three Mile Cafe, three miles north of Bonners Ferry near the intersection of Highways 2 and 95, will feed the needy from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.