Palouse Cares Annual Food Drive, Auctions

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By Greg Meyer, Palouse Cares Board Member


The 12th annual Palouse Cares Food Drive and Auctions take place Saturday, December 2nd in 14 local communities committed to helping end hunger on the Palouse.  It is the area’s largest annual food drive. 

Beginning at 9 a.m., hundreds of volunteers will visit neighborhoods, knocking on doors and asking for donations of non-perishable food and personal care items for local food banks and pantries.  Those wanting to volunteer for the food drive are asked to show up by 8:30 a.m. on December 2 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 are taking place at 11 am at Real Life - Eastside Marketplace in Moscow and Zeppoz in Pullman. Live auctions begin at 12 pm in Moscow and 1 pm in Pullman. Food, baked goods, music, and games will also be part of the activities.


All donations to the food drive and proceeds from the auctions benefit local food banks and pantries, as well as local non-profit organizations that support families in need.

Those wanting more information about volunteering and donating auction items are asked to contact Rick Minard, Palouse Cares Board President, at (208) 310-1745 or or go to and  Check Facebook and the website for updates.