What People are Saying
“The Care to Nourish meals have been very impactful and positive for our NE Spokane families The ZoNE supports. Many are very thankful to have a cooked dinner for their household – as this saves on food resources in their household and gives them something to smile about even with the stress of COVID-19. A ready-to-eat meal during these tough times reduces some worries in life right now.”
“Every Joya family is caring for one or more child under the age of three with a developmental delay, disability, or medical complexity. Having a meal provided by the CARE to Nourish program would meet a basic need for food once a week for several weeks, but more than that, it’s a very personal way to provide critical emotional support. A fully prepared meal means that Joya parents can pause, breathe, and have an emotionally nourishing moment. It’s a reprieve that will bolster their resilience, provide them the physical energy for middle-of-the-night feedings, and allow them to spend a few extra minutes reading a favorite book or playing on the floor with their young child.”
“Ronald McDonald House Charities provides temporary lodging, comfort, and support for families with children accessing medical services. Over 60% of the families who stay with us had no idea that they would need our services just 24 hours prior to arriving. Approximately 57% of the families staying with us are here with a premature infant or newborn with complications, 13% to receive specialized oncology treatment for their children, and 30% due to trauma or another illness. The CARE to Nourish Kids program will let our families share a nutritious family meal while maintaining high isolation standards as they care for their medically fragile children."
"As we head into the holiday seasons with more restrictions, hope for normalcy and better days seems lost. But then comes along this innovative program that will not only keep an industry working, it will provide nourishment to the broken, hurting and overwhelmed. At Vanessa Behan, we know stress is a leading indicator of abuse and neglect. By removing the stress of food insecurity, we are providing one more protective factor for our children and their parents. What an amazing community we live in!"
“CARE to Nourish has given us a pathway to keep our teams employed while giving back to the community by providing nutrient-dense restaurant meals to families in our area. Ellie at Beacon Hill has truly been a good steward of our industry & community, and we are honored to be part of this program.”
"The CARE to Nourish program expands on the concept that made Rick Clark's 28,000-member Spokane Quaranteam famous: sponsor restaurants to provide nourishing meals to the community. Thanks to the program's generous donors, I've been able to offer more hours to my employees while also providing hearty and nutritious meals to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House at no cost to them. CARE to Nourish has been a much-needed source of hope as my family's restaurant tries to survive these trying times."
Care to Nourish helps some of the most vulnerable families in Spokane County during the COVID19 pandemic. Through this program local catering companies and restaurants are preparing nourishing, ready-to-eat meals that are then delivered to Spokane families via our local non-profits. Working together, we are nourished and connected.
Yes, there are some other charitable programs that provide meals, but there are far more families that need help. The existing programs simply can’t meet the need during these tough times.
Care to Nourish supports Spokane County families who are at high risk for COVID 19 because of an underlying medical condition, have COVID 19, or have been exposed to COVID 19, or are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID 19.
We also help members of the Spokane Hospitality Coalition who have been struggling to stay open and keep their employees working through the pandemic.
Special thanks to our Care to Nourish Sponsors. This program is a gift to both local non-profits and hospitality businesses!
Catalyst funding generously provided by STCU and Washington Bank established CARE to Nourish and are providing 2,100 meals to families around Spokane County beginning December 25 – February 1 .
YOU can help us keep the Care to Nourish Program going. Your generous support will help provide healthful meals to families most impacted during Spokane’s coldest months AND help to keep our local job providers: catering companies & local restaurants, open for business!
Here’s an idea of how each dollar helps to provide a warm, nourishing meal, delivered, right those who need it most:
- $25,000 – provides 1,500 meals
- $15,000 – provides 900 meals
- $10,000 – provides 600 meals
- $5,000 – provides 300 meals
- $2,500 – provides 150 meals
Beacon Hill Catering & Events | Program Founder & Manager, Food Production Partner
A locally owned company will lead program design, marketing, resource development, evaluation, payment requests, coordinates participation of Non-profit Food Distribution Partners and Food Production Partners.
Spokane Hospitality Coalition | Program Faclilator
The Spokane Hospitality Coalition (SHC), is a cooperative effort of city and county officials working alongside local bars and restaurants to keep our local business’ doors open. The SHC’s sole mission is to keep our community safe and save local business. For CARE to Nourish SHC will help select and support the Food Production Partners and provide marketing support.
Kitchen Spokane | Program Faclilator
Kitchen Spokane is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit commercial kitchen for use by the public, allowing entrepreneurs to start-up their businesses at a fraction of the cost. They will be supporting CARE to Nourish by accepting and distributing donations and funds in support of the local community restaurants and recipients.
FOOD PRODUCTION PARTNERS
The following restaurants and catering companies will be providing family meals to local non-profits.