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Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen is a vital safety net that fills nutritional gaps for women and children in need while fostering dignity and respect, both within our restaurant and in the community.
WCFR serves nutritious restaurant-style meals three times weekly, provides healthy meals to 25 other local nonprofit programs in our community, and offers a weekly nutrition education class - all at no cost to our participants and partners. Our partner agencies provide services such as job training; homeless shelters; domestic violence assistance; child care, after school programs; and support for youths. This unique collaboration connects our most vulnerable citizens with basic needs to improve their quality of life.
Safety, dignity, self-sufficiency and mutual respect are key components of our services. We’re committed to helping create a strong and vibrant community and future. Food insecurity is defined as having unreliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. In Spokane County, this problem affects at least 73,000 people – fully 15% of our residents and about 1 out of 4 children (USDA 2013). We leverage 50 tons of donated food and 16,000 volunteer hours annually to provide our services. We operate with a small staff of 7 FTEs and 150 volunteers each week.
Women & Children's Free Restaurant & Community Kitchen
1408 N. Washington Street
Spokane, WA 99201