At WCFR, we nourish our clients through nutritious scratch-made meals using fresh ingredients sourced from large pass-through organizations, wholesalers, grocers, growers and others. The generosity of these organizations, foundation grants, and private donations allows our program families to receive nutritious meals and groceries at no cost.
Our licensed restaurant follows the standards established by the Spokane Regional Health District for all commercial restaurants. We offer women and children fully prepared meals and grocery boxes filled with carefully curated fresh and shelf-stable items. We also provided recipes tailored to the contents of the boxes and a variety of bonus items (personal care, gift cards, gas cards, and special holiday meals and gifts). Our executive chef oversees our paid and volunteer kitchen workforce of prep cooks, dishwashers, pantry workers, bakers and other valued members of our support team.
Currently, our services are offered curbside on a weekly basis. Since the onset of the pandemic, our services have increased ten-fold. In 2019, we provided 95,000 meals. By contrast, we provided over one million meals per year in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Sadly, this level of need has continued in 2023. While it is our intention to return our services to the original restaurant format, we simply cannot meet the nutritional needs of local families through this service model. As long as the current measure of need exists, we will continue our curbside services to reach as many families as possible.
HOW TO ACCESS SERVICES
If you are an adult woman in need of food assistance, please register for our services here. As of June 14, 2023, we no longer register participants in the car line or walk-up line as you wait for your meals and groceries. You must complete the registration form prior to joining the line. There is no qualifying or paperwork required, and registration is needed only once per year. Thank you and we look forward to serving you!
Walk-up Service: Tuesdays, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (summer hours starting June 20, 2023)
Walk up Service is reserved for adult women who do not have a car and arrive via public transit or arrive on foot from within our neighborhood. If you arrive in a car, you will be referred to our Drive-up Service on Wednesdays.
Drive-up Service: Wednesdays, 10 AM – 12 Noon (summer hours starting June 21, 2023)
Drive-up Service is reserved for adult women who have a vehicle or access to a vehicle. If you arrive on foot or via public transit, you will be referred to our Walk-up Service on Tuesdays.
We have occasional breaks in our service schedule. Stay informed through the following methods: Use the calendar we distribute at the end of each month; follow us on Facebook or Instagram, follow this link, or contact the restaurant at 509-324-1995.