Christmas Curbside Services

We look forward to seeing you at our final distribution event for 2021. 250 women will receive the groceries listed below and a lovely, wrapped gift.  Here are the details to help you plan your visit at WCFR.

When
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

We have some very special visitors joining us on the 15th! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be with us from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

Where
Women & Children’s Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen
1408 North Washington Street
Spokane, WA 99201

Join the car line on North Normandie St. entering from W. Boone Ave.  See the red marker below.
Our traffic team will be there to direct you. Look for the individuals in orange vests.

If you arrive on foot or by public transit, please join the walk-up service line at the corner of N. Washington St. and W. Sinto Ave.
The volume of items being distributed may result in walk-up patrons receiving fewer items than those arriving in vehicles.

Ingredients for Holiday Breakfast and Christmas Dinner

Fully Cooked Ham
Eggs
2% Milk and Juice
Butter or Margarine
Potatoes, Onions, Carrots and Salad
Apples and Oranges
Bread and Dinner Rolls
Cake Mix
Ice Cream
Candy Canes

Pantry Items

Chicken, Tuna, Chicken Stock, Chili Mix, Mandarin Oranges, Mixed Vegetables, Soup, Green Beans, Cooking Oil, Rice, Lentils, Peanut Butter, Pasta, Pasta Sauce

Program  and Curbside Etiquette

  • WCFR’s curbside service is available to women and children exclusively. An adult women must be present to be served. There is no qualifying or documentation required to access our meals and groceries.
  • On December 15th, we are prepared to serve 250 women. We encourage you to plan ahead and arrive early.
  • Join the back of the line (see map above). Please respect others and do not attempt to cut in line. If you do so, you will be asked to leave.
  • You may not join another car already in line. If you want to arrive in the same car, meet up before entering the car line. If this happens, both the driver and the person joining their car will be asked to leave. No exceptions will be allowed.

Our services will resume on January 5, 2022. Please follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for details.

It’s an honor to serve you and your families. Happy holidays from the team at WCFR!

 

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WCFR Curbside Services – General Information

Like so many of you, Women & Children’s Free Restaurant closely monitors the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the community. We look forward to the day we resume our regular in-house services, but until that time, we are prepared to provide free meals and groceries curbside to Spokane County women and children for as long as needed.

WCFR is deeply committed to preventing coronavirus transmission and protecting our employees, volunteers, and the people we serve. Cooperation in following our procedures allows us to continue our vital services and supports community health. Please read on to learn more.

On March 17, 2020, WCFR adopted a new process for distributing meals to our program families and others. Here’s how it works:

  • We replaced all in-house meal services with curbside distribution of prepared meals and groceries to serve as many individuals as possible. There are certain days of the year when distribution services are on hiatus.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay current on distribution dates.
  • On distribution days, groceries and prepared meals are available curbside for those arriving by car and at a distribution tent for those arriving on foot.  Staff and volunteers will direct you through the process and assist with loading food into your trunk or rear cargo area. Please make room in those areas of your vehicle before arriving at the restaurant.
  •  We are located at 1408 North Washington Street, Spokane, WA 99201, at the corner of Washington and Sinto. To access food, join the car line on West Normandie (facing West) from West Boone. Our traffic team will direct you from there.
  • An adult woman must be present to receive meals and groceries.
  • Continue to practice physical distancing, defined as standing 6-8’ feet from other people and, most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.
  • Face masks are not required for those who are fully vaccinated and arriving by car.  If you are not fully vaccinated or arriving on foot, face masks covering your nose and mouth are required (1) on WCFR property, (2) while receiving food at WCFR, and (3) when conversing with our distribution team members.  Thank you so much for being so cooperative.

Meal and grocery distribution dates are posted on our Facebook page.  CLICK to follow us.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please stay home and avoid spreading illness to others:

  • Sniffles or Runny Nose
  • Fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chills
  • Body Aches
  • Sore Throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

WCFR will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and adapt to the growing needs of our community.  We look forward to resuming our regular in-house programs and services at the appropriate time.  WCFR reserves the right to refuse services under certain circumstances.

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