A LOCAL RESOURCE THAT FEEDS THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES
A YEAR IS MOVING.
ALLOWING THEM TO SERVE EVEN MORE FAMILIES.
THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S FREE RESTAURANT IS MOVING
FROM ITS OLD LOCATION ON NORTH MONROE.
TO THE CORNER OF WASHINGTON AND SINTO IN THE OLD CENTER
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY HAS THE DETAILS ON WHY THE FREE
RESTAURANT NEEDS YOUR HELP.
For 26 years the women and children's free kitchen
have fed families from this small church basement.
But in order to grow their organization, they need
to grow their kitchen.
FOR ALMOST THREE DECADES WOMEN HAVE BROUGHT THEIR
CHILDREN HERE TO EAT AND SOCIALIZE.
Sherry Harbaugh :03W14 25
We provide nourishment for their souls as well as
nourishment for their bodies.
THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S FREE KITCHEN FEEDS ANYWHERE
FROM 100 TO 300 PLATES IN A TYPICAL DAY.
NOBODY IS EVER TURNED AWAY.
Erin Stricher :48W15 26
We've got everyone from single mom goes to work 40
hours a wk but runs short of grocery money towards
the end of the month, we have people that might not
even have a home that come to dinner, we've got students,
grandmothers and grandkids!
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE ORGANIZATIONS HISTORY THEY
WILL SOON HAVE A BUILDING TO CALL THEIR OWN.
ERIN :07W16 25
We're literally in a church basement so it's a little
bit warm down here and we don't have windows.
NOT ONLY WILL THE NEW BUILDING GIVE THEM A LOT MORE
SPACE, BUT ALLOW THE ORGANIZATION TO REACH EVEN MORE
PEOPLE THROUGHOUT SPOKANE.
ERIN :32W17 26
I was cooking pork stroganauff last night and was
able to make a 4 gal batch and I looked over to my
sous chef and said think of when we're going to be
able to make 10 times this in the same pan and it
will go all over the city.
THE KITCHEN IS HOPING TO HAVE SATELLITE RESTAURANTS
WHERE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO BETTER ACCESS FAMILIES
FROM SPOKANE VALLEY TO THE SOUTH HILL.
ERIN :27W18 25
It's going to just explode us! The sky is the limit
when that new building opens!
BUT IN ORDER TO MOVE INTO THE NEW BUILDING, THE KITCHEN
NEEDS TO BE RE-DONE.
WHICH IS AN ESTIMATED 400-THOUSAND DOLLAR PRICE TICKET.
smith barbieri progressive fund ? has put forth a
community challenge the next $50k that is donated
towards the capaign, they are giving a match to that
If you would like to help this organization meet their
fundraising goal, head over to KXLY.com and click
on the newslink tab to learn how you can help.
reporting in spokane caiti currey kxly 4 news.