Food For Thought

Our program is available to provide weekend meals for homeless students within the four Greater Spokane Valley school districts (CVSD, EVSD, WVSD and Freeman).  For the 2016-17 academic year, 851 students within the four districts registered as homeless.  Currently, we are serving nearly 470 of those students.  It is clear: our program remains highly-needed and critical for these students.

Food insecurity is defined as having limited access to adequate food due to financial and other resources.  Children without homes are twice as likely as other children to experience hunger and this gravely threatens behavior, school performance, academic success and cognitive development.  Homelessness, for students, can be defined as doubled up with relatives, friends or acquaintances.  Some students are considered unaccompanied and are couch-surfing or, in a few cases, living on the street.

Highly-needed Food For Thought items:


  • Oatmeal packets
  • Granola bars
  • Cold cereal bowls
  • Pop-tarts


  • Applesauce cups
  • Peach cups
  • Raisins
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Canned fruit


  • Pop corn
  • Pudding cups


  •  Cup-of-soup/ramen
  • Tuna
  • Vienna sausage
  • Soup bowls


  • Milk
  • One quart, shelf stable
    (requires no refrigeration until package is opened)
  • Capri Sun
  • Juice box


  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Noodle/Rice entrees
  • Ravioli (canned, with meat)
  • Spaghetti-Os (canned, with meat)
  • Beef stew
  • Chili, with meat


  • Cheese and crackers
  • Cookies
  • Fruit roll-ups

Monetary donations can be made to:
Spokane Valley Partners
Food For Thought
P.O. Box 141360
Spokane Valley, WA 99214-1360

Food For Thought food donations can be dropped off at:
Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank
10814 East Broadway Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99206