Audubon Park United Methodist Church
3908 N Driscoll Blvd
Spokane, WA 99205
Food bank, meal service
Mondays and Tuesdays; flexible
In the basement of Audubon Park UMC there are three very special ministries that are near and dear to our hearts! The Audubon Park Food Bank, our Tuesday Morning Breakfast, and Bare Necessities Ministries. Find out more about each of these ministries below!
Each month hundreds of pounds of food are donated and distributed through the Audubon Park Food Bank. The Food Bank works with Second Harvest to provide healthy food to those in our service area.
The Audubon Park Food Bank is open on the 2nd and last Tuesday of each month from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. Zip Codes served: 99026 (Nine Mile Falls, Spokane County only), 99205 (north of Montgomery, west of Division). No appointment is necessary. We serve clients one time per month.
Want to help? There is always a need for volunteers. Keeping this food pantry open and running is a big job! Volunteer opportunities include stocking and distribution of food or simply visiting with the families while they wait.
Tuesday Morning Breakfast
Our Tuesday Morning Breakfast is available every Tuesday from 8:30-10:00 am.
What began as an offer of a hot cup of coffee and a dry, warm place to wait for the food bank has transformed into a weekly hot breakfast, produce and baked goods program. Each week truckloads of groceries are collected, weighed, sorted and handed out to those in need.
Open to all, the mission of this ministry is to treat everyone with respect and dignity. Volunteers provide a friendly atmosphere where all are welcomed, working diligently to feed guests body and soul.
Volunteers are always needed to collect and sort food and donations on Mondays, serve food on Tuesdays, or clean up afterwards.
The Bare Necessities is a free store that offers the “Basics” to those who come to utilize our food bank. The mission of the Bare Necessities is to support the Audubon Park Food Bank clients by offering personal hygiene and household cleaning products, because every person has the right to feel clean.
Want to help? If you are friendly and willing to help people shop and answer simple questions about products, consider volunteering with the Bare Necessities or if you would like to donate items contact the church office.
Volunteering at Audubon Park UMC
For more information on volunteering, contact Volunteer Supervisor Jerome Hood at (509) 325-4541 or email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Needs vary on a weekly basis. Volunteers should be willing to pitch in where needed. Volunteers are encouraged to try different positions to determine where and how they feel most comfortable serving.
FOOD RESCUE - 7:30 am - 1:30 pm (2 to 6 hour shifts)
May require some lifting and bending
Safe food handling
Freight handling and display
Dry goods stocking and stock rotation
Picking up food off-site (in teams of 2-3 people using a pickup truck or SUV)
Monday 7:45 am - 9:45 am (3-4 teams), 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (2 teams)
Additional food procurement and distribution
DAILY BREAD - Monday and Tuesday 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Head Cook for the Week
Monday and Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Menu Planning, Food Preparation, and Product Stocking
Monday 7:00 am - Noon
Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Breakfast is served from 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Clients are given an opportunity to choose among a variety of non-perishable and perishable products
Positions for Tuesday Breakfast may include:
FOOD PANTRY - SECOND & FOURTH MONDAY & TUESDAY
Freight Rotation and Stocking, Client Meal Bag Preparation
Monday 8:00 am - Noon
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Distribution is from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)
BARE NECESSITIES - ONCE OR TWICE MONTHLY
Procure & organize toiletry items (flexible schedule)
Tuesday morning - monitor and distribute toiletry items
Quilt-making on site (Tuesday 10:00 am - noon)
Knitting of hats and mittens on site (Wednesday 10:00 am - noon)
Serving in local schools as tutors, mentors, and storytellers (3 to 4 hours per week)
Background check required