Care to Nourish helps some of the most vulnerable families in Spokane County during the COVID19 pandemic. Through this program local catering companies and restaurants are preparing nourishing, ready-to-eat meals that are then delivered to Spokane families via our local non-profits. Working together, we are nourished and connected.
Yes, there are some other charitable programs that provide meals, but there are far more families that need help. The existing programs simply can’t meet the need during these tough times.
Care to Nourish supports Spokane County families who are at high risk for COVID 19 because of an underlying medical condition, have COVID 19, or have been exposed to COVID 19, or are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID 19.
We also help members of the Spokane Hospitality Coalition who have been struggling to stay open and keep their employees working through the pandemic.
Special thanks to our Care to Nourish Sponsors. This program is a gift to both local non-profits and hospitality businesses!
Catalyst funding generously provided by STCU and Washington Bank established CARE to Nourish and are providing 2,100 meals to families around Spokane County beginning December 25 – February 1 .
YOU can help us keep the Care to Nourish Program going. Your generous support will help provide healthful meals to families most impacted during Spokane’s coldest months AND help to keep our local job providers: catering companies & local restaurants, open for business!
Here’s an idea of how each dollar helps to provide a warm, nourishing meal, delivered, right those who need it most:
Beacon Hill Catering & Events | Program Founder & Manager, Food Production Partner
A locally owned company will lead program design, marketing, resource development, evaluation, payment requests, coordinates participation of Non-profit Food Distribution Partners and Food Production Partners.
Spokane Hospitality Coalition | Program Facilitator
The Spokane Hospitality Coalition (SHC), is a cooperative effort of city and county officials working alongside local bars and restaurants to keep our local business' doors open. The SHC's sole mission is to keep our community safe and save local business. For CARE to Nourish SHC will help select and support the Food Production Partners and provide marketing support.
Kitchen Spokane | Program Facilitator
Kitchen Spokane is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit commercial kitchen for use by the public, allowing entrepreneurs to start-up their businesses at a fraction of the cost. They will be supporting CARE to Nourish by accepting and distributing donations and funds in support of the local community restaurants and recipients.
Donation checks for Care to Nourish can be written to: Kitchen Spokane and mailed to Beacon Hill Events c/o Care to Nourish 4848 E. Valley Springs Rd. Spokane, WA 99217
The following restaurants and catering companies will be providing family meals to local non-profits.
Vanessa Behan provides safety for children, strengthens families and creates a healthier community in an environment of unconditional love by helping parents who are having difficulty providing safe shelter and care for their children.
Joya Child & Family Development
Joya is a non-profit pediatric therapy provider serving children in Spokane County.
They offer occupational, physical and speech therapy together with special education services.
The ZoNe Project
The ZoNE Project focuses on community initiative helping families in Spokane’s most in-need neighborhoods increase social connections, find equitable employment pathways, access to healthy foods and expand learning for children and youth.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest provides temporary lodging, social and emotional support, at no charge, for families of children accessing medical services.