Church distributing food to families, individuals in need

Pullman Foursquare Church received $5,000 donation to help fund food program



Pullman Foursquare Church distributes food to residents 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at 135 N. Grand Avenue. 

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

Pullman Foursquare Church is distributing food every Friday to families and individuals in need until Aug. 21. Food distribution occurs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at 135 N. Grand Avenue. 

KC Cerritos, church administrator, said she organized the Food Closet program. The church received a donation of about $5,000 for the program. 

Cari DenHerder, church volunteer, said Pullman Public Schools has a food pantry available during the school year, but this does not continue in the summer. However, grab-and-go meals are being offered to people 18 years and under, according to a Daily Evergreen article

DenHerder said the church was trying to fill the gap from the school pantry being closed.

Although the focus is to feed families, anyone who needs food is eligible to receive some, she said. 

Cerritos said there are no documents required to receive food. She said the amount of people that the church is serving is slowly growing. 

There are about ten volunteers from the church who help distribute food, Cerritos said. 

DenHerder said there are about three volunteers that shop for food but the amount of volunteers shopping for food varies each week depending on who is available.

She said she volunteered as a way to give back and help the community. 

“There are people who care and [we] want to help in any ways we can,” DenHerder said. 

Individuals interested in volunteering can contact the church through Facebook.