If you peek into the average classroom in Spokane Valley, you may not be able to tell which students are living in a car or going without food most nights. A few years back Spokane Valley HEART (Homeless Education and Resource Team), a collaborative program of Central Valley, East Valley and West Valley school districts, conducted research indicating that over 800 students were living in emergency, temporary or transitional housing situations.
Pat Dockrey, founder of the Food 4 Thought program, has come to the rescue with the help of the Liberty Lake Kiwanis, the Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank and several local churches throughout the Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake area.
Every week during the school year, Dockrey and his volunteers assemble food packs – made of items such as canned chili and packaged oatmeal – that a child could prepare and would eat.
Members from the Spokane Valley Baptist Church, Sullivan Seventh Day Adventist Church, Advent Lutheran Spokane, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints help with the delivery of the food at schools in the Central Valley School District... Read Full Story →