Palouse Cares Food Drive Is June 4th & 6th

Palouse Cares is holding a food drive in Moscow on June 4 and 6.

On Thursday, June 4, volunteers will collect non-perishable food from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at a “camp out” in front of the Moscow Rosauers on north Main Street. On Saturday June 6, volunteers will do the same from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a “camp out” in front of the Moscow Safeway at Eastside Marketplace. At 1:45 p.m., volunteers will meet at Real Life Church, also located at Eastside Marketplace, and from 2 – 4 p.m. go door-to-door collecting food in Moscow neighborhoods. Personal care items are also welcome.

All donations will be delivered to the Moscow Food Bank and the Trinity Food Bank. Palouse Cares will also have an informational table from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the annual Officer Newbill Kids Safety Fair on Saturday, June 6 at Eastside Marketplace. Palouse Cares is a multi-community non-profit organization dedicated to feeding the hungry and assisting families in the Palouse region.

Palouse Cares is known for its annual holiday food drive and auctions in December, when hundreds of volunteers gather throughout the Palouse to collect food and assist with auctions that raise money for food banks and other non-profit organizations that focus on the well-being of children and families. This is the second year Palouse Cares has held a drive in the spring or summer months. Local food bank shelves are in particular need of re-stocking in the summer due to increased demand resulting from a reduction in food programs offered during the school year, but not in the summer months.

Moscow residents and others are encouraged to donate at Rosauers on Thursday, June 4 and Safeway on Saturday, June 6 and have items ready for pickup on June 6. Donations may also be made directly to the food banks. Volunteers are still needed to help staff tables and participate in the door-to-door collection.

To volunteer or for more information, please contact Palouse Cares Board President Rick Minard at rminard@mbspbs.com or (208) 310-1745. Volunteers are also encouraged to simply show up at Eastside Marketplace on June 6.

Palouse Cares is on the web at http://palousecares.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/PalouseCares.