Can I designate WCFR to receive my United Way donation?2023-09-04T21:53:42+00:00

Yes, simply write in Women & Children’s Free Restaurant (#8040) and note our address as 1408 N. Washington, Spokane,  WA  99201. This will allow the United Way to forward the donation directly to our organization.

Do I need special training to volunteer?2023-09-04T21:55:20+00:00

Our staff and lead volunteers will  provide any training our volunteers need to accomplish their duties. Every position is important to our mission, but few require special skills or excessive training. You will be assigned a job that matches your skill level and interest. Some volunteers may be required to obtain a Washington State Food Worker Card from the Spokane Regional Health District.  This is an online process and the fee is $10. If you need assistance with this fee, please inform our Volunteer Services Manager when you apply. Learn more here.

Is WCFR an authorized charity?2023-09-04T21:59:14+00:00

Yes. Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen (WCFR) has been granted status by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3)  organization. The EIN is 91-1399742.  Donations made to WCFR are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  WCFR has achieved Platinum level status on Candid/Guidestar, one of the most respected and consulted experts on transparency and compliance by nonprofit organizations.

Is there a fee or cost for your services?2023-09-04T22:05:44+00:00

WCFR meals and groceries are distributed directly to Spokane County women and children at no cost. In addition, we provide meals to more than 20 other nonprofit organizations at no cost the agency or their clients. In fact, they are not allowed to charge their clients for our meals.

How do I qualify for services?2023-09-04T22:10:16+00:00

Other than being a woman or child, there are no special qualifications or requirements to provide proof of need, proof of income, or any other paperwork to utilize our meal and grocery services. We welcome all women and children!

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