Volunteers team up for Palouse Cares food drive | Community Spirit
Over 1,000 volunteers in 10 communities across the Palouse will team up to fill the shelves of local food banks on Saturday. The seventh Palouse Cares Food Drive and Public Auction will raise food and funds that will go to food banks and non-profits in each of the 10 participating communities.
“Poverty is very prevalent in the smaller cities,” said Rick Minard, President of Palouse Cares. The non-profit was created in 2006 and Minard said they are passionate about making sure that no child is left hungry.
For seven years an army of volunteers has been going door to door in small communities collecting donations that will be taken to the food banks located in those towns. Volunteers will head out starting at 9am Saturday morning. In past years, Minard said the food drive has brought in up to 40,000 lbs of food for the local food banks.
Moscow and Pullman will have silents auctions beginning at 11am followed by live auctions at noon. In Moscow the auctions will take place at the Eastside Marketplace and at Zeppoz in Pullman. The Rosauers in Colfax will host a silent auction as well.
To view a complete list of auction items visit www.palousecares.org