Palouse Cares Marks 10th Anniversary With Annual Food Drive and Auctions

On Saturday, December 5, 2015 hundreds of volunteers will visit neighborhoods throughout the Palouse, knocking on doors and asking for donations of food and personal care items for local food banks.

The annual Palouse Cares Food Drive and Auctions, the area’s largest annual food drive, brings together 16 local communities committed to helping end hunger on the Palouse. Those wanting to volunteer can show up by 8:30 a.m. on December 5 at the following locations:

  • Idaho
  • Moscow – Real Life at Eastside Marketplace
  • Potlatch – City Hall
  • Troy – Umpqua Bank
  • Genesee – Genesee Food Center
  • Kendrick/Juliaetta – J-K Food Bank
  • Deary/Bovill – Old Deary Fire Station
  • Washington
  • Pullman - Zeppoz
  • Colfax – Colfax Food Pantry
  • Palouse – McLeod’s Palouse Market
  • Albion – Albion Food Bank
  • Garfield – Ladow Grange
  • Colton/Uniontown – Colton Post Office
  • Rosalia – Rosalia Food Pantry

At 11 a.m., silent auctions get under way at Real Life - Eastside Marketplace in Moscow and Zeppoz in Pullman. Live auctions begin at 12 p.m. in Moscow and 1 p.m. in Pullman. Food, baked goods, music, and fundraising games will also be part of the activities. All donations to the food drive and proceeds from the auctions benefit local food banks and non-profit organizations. Volunteers are still needed. For more information about volunteering and donating auction items, please contact Rick Minard, Palouse Cares board president, at (208) 310-1745 and or visit and