Thanksgiving 2011 ~ Assistance List

This information is provided as a community service. Spokane County United Way does not manage or administer these programs or services.  We have attempted to provide as accurate information as possible as it was received from the community agencies. Anyone having questions about any of the information listed below should contact the agency directly, at the phone number provided with the agency listing.


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The City Gate, 170 S. Madison, 455-9670.  Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Wednesday, November 23rd, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Gonzaga University, Sodexo Food Services and St. Aloysius Parish, 429 E. Boone Ave.         A free community Thanksgiving Dinner will be served on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. The event is scheduled from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 p.m. at Cataldo Hall, on the Gonzaga Campus. For more information call 313-7001 or 313-7004.

Mid City Concerns, 1222 W. Second, 456-6597.  Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, at 11:30 a.m. for seniors; and 12:30 p.m. for the general public. All are welcome.


Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, at Tum Tum Community Center, 6424 Highway 291, Tum Tum, WA, 509-276-5566.  Dinner will be served on Saturday, November 19, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Salvation Army, 222 E. Indiana, 325-6821.  Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets (frozen turkey & fixings) will be distributed on Tuesday, November 22nd, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (two days before Thanksgiving). Everyone is welcome. Proof of income, ID and residency are required.

Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank, 10814 E. Broadway, 928-7769, 927-1153.  Food baskets will be provided to those Valley residents who sign up for them.  Sign-ups will be accepted on 11/9, 11/10, 11/16, 11/17 (Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursdays by appointment 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). Please call for appointment.  Food distribution will be Nov 21 & 22 by appointment for those who have signed up. Recipients must be a Spokane Valley resident, have identification, proof of household residents, i.e. utility bill, mail with name/address on it, school record, or Medicaid card.

The Union Gospel Mission, at Spokane Convention Center,  334 W. Spokane Falls Bl., 535-8510.  Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Wednesday, November 23rd from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center.  Enter the doors in the breezeway between the INB Performing Arts Center and Convention Center) ~  Doors open at 3:40 pm. ~  TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Tickets are available through SNAP, Spokane Mental Health and House of Charity. Everyone is welcome.

VFW Post #1435, 212 S. David St, Spokane Valley (near Thurman/Appleway), 535-9315.

A Thanksgiving community dinner will be served on Saturday, November 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Women’s & Children’s Free Restaurant – at Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley, 324-1995 ext 300.  Thanksgiving dinner will be served on Saturday, November 19, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required.

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IS YOUR AGENCY LOOKING FOR  VOLUNTEERS?  Please utilize our Volunteer Solutions Database online. It is a great way to secure volunteers for the holidays or anytime. Just go to and click on the link for  “Volunteer Now”. You have to register first. Then, it’s easy to input your request for those special volunteers anytime you need them!

DO YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER?  If you want to volunteer your time during the holidays or other times during the year, just go to and click on the link for “Volunteer Now”.  There are many volunteer opportunities listed throughout the year

Revised 11/2/11