Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank and Family Services
10814 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley
509-927-1153 (Cheryl Thompson)
Holiday baskets will be given to families (until supply is gone) in December when they come in for their regular monthly service that month. There will be no regular service the last week of December and first week of January.
Food Bank distribution days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Current address verification is required for all adults in the household for every visit. Mail or documents must be dated within the last 30 days and must show adult’s name, street address and ZIP code. Acceptable examples include a utility bill, phone bill, cable bill, rent receipt or lease agreement. Please do not present Driver’s License or Social Security Card. Food Bank visits are limited to once a month. Appointments are available during the following days/times: Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.; Thursday (reserved for advanced-age seniors — age 60 and over — and/or physically-handicapped people with limited mobility) 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For more information visit svpart.org.
Marines Toys for Tots
Warehouse location: 5901 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley
509-990-8454 (Timothy Klimek)
The US Marine Corps Reserves and the US Marine Corps League partner together to help those in need during the Christmas season. Interested families register their children for toys online here. Distribution dates are Monday, Dec. 2 – Saturday, Dec. 21. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m., closed Sunday
Women and Children’s Free Restaurant
1408 N. Washington
509-324-1995 (Melissa Berry)
- Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 3–5:45 p.m.: Have a delicious meal and decorate sugar cookies to take home.
- Friday, Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Enjoy a delicious meal and write Christmas cards provided by Women and Children’s Free Restaurant.
- Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 3–5:45 p.m.: Enjoy a holiday-themed dinner, music, Santa and more. First 100 guests will take home a ham dinner grocery bag filled with everything they need to make their own holiday meal.
Open to women and children, and males up until their 19th birthday.
Christmas Bureau at Spokane County Fair & Expo Center
404 N. Havana, AG Building A
Participants with the required documentation will receive one food voucher per address, one gift for children 17 and younger and one book for children 14 and younger. The Bureau is open Thursday, Dec. 12 – Saturday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Eligibility: There are no income restrictions to participate, but you must bring specific information to the Fairgrounds. Bring: Photo ID for you and every person living with you who is 18 or older plus proof of current physical address for all adults, i.e. power bill, rent receipt or phone bill showing a name at that address (no P.O. Boxes). This is required for all adults. Social Security cards not valid as ID. For children: Something from their school or daycare for each child living at that address, showing their name, address and birth date, or a document from DSHS or other social service agency verifying name, address and date of birth, or a WIC folder.
West Central Community Center
1603 N. Belt,
509-326-9540 (Alyx Franz)
A Christmas dinner will be served on Friday, Dec. 20, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Take-home frozen meals and groceries will also be available.
The City Gate
170 S. Madison
A Christmas lunch will be served on Friday, Dec. 20, from 1– 3 p.m. Find more info here.
Blessings Under the Bridge 13th Annual Winter Event
4th & McClellan
509-869-6584 (Jessica Kovac)
Offering a FREE holiday brunch, hot drinks, treats, clothing, winter items, gifts, music, Santa, resources and so much more on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. To serve, sponsor, bake or give, go to BUTB.ORG or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Union Gospel Mission
1224 E Trent
A Christmas dinner will be served on Monday, Dec. 23, at 5 p.m.
The Salvation Army
222 E. Indiana
The Salvation Army is doing cookies with Santa on Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 5–5:50 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall.
Mid-City Senior Center
1222 W. Second
509 458-7450 (Patricia Robinson)
A home-cooked Christmas meal for anyone in need will be served Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Clothing and other resources will also be available. For information, including volunteering or donations, please contact email@example.com.
St. Charles Catholic Church
4515 N. Alberta
The annual Christmas dinner will be served on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the parish gym.
2815 W. Sunset
Restoration Church will be hosting a holiday event in December called “Miracle on Sunset Boulevard” – they will also be providing warm clothing items and meals on Wednesday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tree of Sharing
411 S. Washington
Since 1982, the Spokane Tree of Sharing has ensured the "often forgotten" members of our community receive a gift each holiday season. To participate, visit treeofsharing.org.
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