COVID-19: WCFR Services and Request for Support


As a valued member of the Women & Children’s Free Restaurant family, I’d like to include you in our plans to help reduce spreading of COVID-19 while continuing our mission to fill nutritional gaps for low-income seniors, women, teens and children. School closures and other disruptions to daily life are particularly difficult for people facing hunger. Now, more than ever we need your support to continue our programs feeding Spokane’s most vulnerable families.

Women & Children’s Free Restaurant is actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and is taking proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of the people we serve, our partner agencies, our volunteers and our staff.

With your help, we will be positioned to distribute healthy, meals at our restaurant and at other local nonprofit organizations, such as the YWCA, Transitions, Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Family Promise, Catholic Charities, Ronald McDonald House Charities and many others at no cost to those agencies and their program participants.

The effects of COVID-19 have led people to WCFR for help. Parents missing work during school closures and many workers have lost income because of company slowdowns and employment lay-offs. Your donation today will allow us to fill nutritional gaps for these individuals and their families.

For the safety and protection of our diner families, we replaced all in-house meal services with curbside services. Currently, we distribute groceries from our parking lot on Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON and prepared meals on Wednesdays from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

We will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19, and adapt to the growing needs of our community. You’ve honored us with your trust and support over the years, and we need your continued financial assistance now more than ever. If you can give, please do so by clicking the link below to our secure online giving site. Every dollar impacts the lives of women and children.

With gratitude,

Lisa Diffley
Executive Director