This rural northern area of Spokane County in Eastern Washington is one of the poorest areas, with high unemployment levels and many seniors on fixed incomes. The Pantry serves people closer to their homes out here, because increased gas prices and inflation is making it difficult to travel from this outlying area to apply for assistance in downtown Spokane.
Our clients average 125 - 200 lbs. of groceries per family per month. The North County Food Pantry is a “Home-like" setting where you can come in and have a lively conversation with neighbors. You may have a delicious hot meal as you wait or get a shower, or do laundry (with the condition that it must be done by closing time).
In addition to this the Pantry also distributes monthly basic government commodities. You may qualify for this if you are over 60 and meet the income guidelines, you self declare your income, so no proof is needed. A senior box weighs approximately 60 lbs. with cereals, canned goods, juices, vegetables, fruit, crackers, cheese and instant or shelf-stable milk
We offer our clients a friendly greeting as they enter the door. This is one of the friendly people at the front desk.
...distributing food and resources to our neighbors in need in Elk Washington since 1984. Over 45 wonderful volunteers work together behind the scenes each week here along with many organizations, companies, schools, churches and clubs that turn out to donate, fund raise and collect items for the Pantry on a regular basis also. We have a loving and generous community to be thankful for.