Community News: Palouse Cares to Hold Annual Food Drive December 3

By Greg Meyer, Palouse Cares Board Member

The 11th annual Palouse Cares Food Drive and Auctions will take place Saturday, December 3, in 15 local communities committed to helping end hunger on the Palouse. It is the area’s largest annual food drive.

Beginning at 9 am, hundreds of volunteers will visit neighborhoods throughout the Palouse, knocking on doors and asking for donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for local food banks.

Those wanting to volunteer for the food drive are asked to show up by 8:30 am on December 3 at the following locations:


  • 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


  • Pullman - Zeppoz
  • Colfax – Colfax Food Pantry
  • Palouse – McLeod’s Palouse Market
  • Albion – Albion Food Bank (City Hall)
  • Colton/Uniontown – Colton Post Office

Silent and live auctions will take place at 11 am at Real Life at the Eastside Marketplace, 1428 S. Blaine Street in Moscow, and at Zeppoz, 780 SE Bishop Boulevard in Pullman. Live auctions will begin at noon in Moscow and at 1 pm in Pullman. Food, baked goods, music, and fundraising games will be part of the activities in both locations.

All donations to the food drive and proceeds from the auctions benefit local food banks and non-profit organizations.

For more information about volunteering or donating auction items, contact Rick Minard, Palouse Cares board president, at (208) 310-1745 or or visit and