Spokane Valley Partners created the Food For Thought to eliminate barriers to access and provide children with a safety net for weekend food insecurity. Food insecurity is defined as having limited access to adequate food due to financial and other resources. 1 in 5 American children may not know where their next meal is coming from. 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.
To resolve this throughout the school year the Food for Thought program provides weekend meals for children within four school districts(CVSD, EVSD, WVSD and Freeman). For the 2016-17 academic year, 851 students within the four districts registered as homeless.* Currently, over 500 students who are at risk of experiencing food insecurity are served by the weekend meal program.
*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.
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