Salvation Army extends food bank hours to Saturday | News
Thanks to new funding, The Salvation Army food bank will officially be open on Saturdays beginning on February 1st. The food bank is currently open five days a week, but the Salvation Army says a growing local need led to hour expansion.
The extra day is possible due to new grant funding from the Wal Mart and Fred Meyer Foundations. The Salvation Army is now working on meeting staffing and food needs.
From the Salvation Army:
Thousands of children in the Spokane area, specifically the 99207 zip code, rely on the free and reduced lunch program at their area schools during the school week. But when the weekends come around, many of those same children are left hungry, as their parents are not able to put food on the table. Also, many parents are not able to access the food bank during weekday work hours.
Anyone in the community can access the Salvation Army Food Bank. All customers are asked to bring Photo ID and proof of address and will meet with a case manager to assess their current situation.
The Salvation Army Food Bank serves more than 1,500 individuals every month. The food bank is the only client choice food bank in the area, meaning that all customers can shop in a grocery store setting and personally pick the items they would like.