At 8 in the morning on Sept. 20, Al Smith was first to pull up and unload his Food 4 Thought donation on the curb of the LDS church across from Liberty Lake Elementary. It was the start of the flood in what proved to be an amazing outpouring of community generosity for the homeless students in school districts throughout the Greater Spokane Valley.
A total of 508 volunteers from the Kiwanis Club, the Central Valley High School leadership class and the seven wards of the Spokane Valley LDS Stake combined for 1,257 hours of service and approximately 7,500 pounds of food. LDS missionaries and youth from the stake formed an assembly line to pass the bags from car to ramp to back of truck. As the bins filled to overflowing, more volunteers transferred bags to banana boxes so they could be stacked atop the bins.
Meanwhile, Food 4 Thought founder Pat Dockrey stood in the parking lot... Read Full Story →