Local church hosts food distribution

| August 9, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sandpoint is partnering with 2nd Harvest of Spokane to bring a fourth emergency food distribution to our area on Friday, Aug. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until supplies run out.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the church, located at 1900 Pine Street in Sandpoint, across the street from the Litehouse YMCA.

Earlier this year, the church launched their new drive-thru format for the distribution. The format was very successful in getting the food to those who need it while minimizing exposure to the volunteers and those who attend.

Participants are asked to enter through the Lincoln Avenue side of the parking lot and exit right onto Pine Street. Guests are asked not to arrive before 11 a.m. as it causes traffic and safety concerns.

During this time of financial strain and food insecurity for many, the event will bring free food to those in need within the community. Additional safety and sanitation steps are being taken by both staff and volunteers to ensure the risk is minimal to all who attend.

Recipients will not be asked to sign in or show any documentation. They simply need to drive up to receive the groceries. Unless supplies change, the expected distribution will include beef, produce, pantry items, bread and more.

The church is encouraging everyone to help spread the word to those who may be facing challenges feeding their families during this time. For questions regarding the distribution, please contact the church at 208-263-7516.

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(Photo courtesy CHRIST OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH) Volunteers from Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church help out at a recent food distribution event. Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sandpoint is partnering with 2nd Harvest of Spokane to bring a fourth emergency food distribution to our area on Friday, Aug. 14.

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(Photo courtesy CHRIST OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH) A Sandpoint Police officer helps out at a recent food distribution event. Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sandpoint is partnering with 2nd Harvest of Spokane to bring a fourth emergency food distribution to our area on Friday, Aug. 14.

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(Photo courtesy CHRIST OUR REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH) Volunteers from Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church help out at a recent food distribution event. Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sandpoint is partnering with 2nd Harvest of Spokane to bring a fourth emergency food distribution to our area on Friday, Aug. 14.