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CdA Events Calendar - Meals

We gather together as a thankful community!

BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD GO HUNGRY, OR BE LONELY

veterans  |  seniors  |  food distribution  |  community  | potlucks

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Summer Meals for Kids

Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls & Lakeland School Districts will help keep kids' stomachs happy this summer with FREE scheduled meals Monday thru Friday from June 17-Aug 16 (on-site). Note: No meals will be served July 4-5. 

COEUR D'ALENE

RAMSEY MAGNET SCHOOL OF SCIENCE

1351 W. Kathleen Ave., CdA

Breakfast - 8-9 am; lunch - 11 am-12:30 pm

LAKES MIDDLE SCHOOL

930 N. 15th St., CdA

Breakfast - 11 am-12:30 pm; lunch - 11 am-12:30 pm

**Meals for persons older than 18 cost $5. 

POST FALLS

PONDEROSA ELEM. SCHOOL

3483 E. Ponderosa Blvd., Post Falls

Breakfast - 8-9 am; lunch - 11 am-12:30 pm

RIVER CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL

1505 N. Fir St., Post Falls

Breakfast - 7:30-8:30 am; lunch - 10:30 am-12:30 pm

POST FALLS HIGH SCHOOL

2832 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls

Breakfast - 7:30-8:30 am; lunch - 10:30 am-12:30 pm 

**Serving of meals will be in each school's cafeteria - FREE of charge to all children ages 1-18. Meals can be purchased by parents & those older than 18 for $2.65 (breakfast) & $4.70 (lunch). No grab-&-go.

LAKELAND

LAKELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL

15601 Hwy 41, Rathdrum

Breakfast - 7:30-9 am; lunch - 11:30 am-1 pm

ATHOL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

6333 E. Menser Ave., Athol

Breakfast - 8:30-9 am

TIMBERLAKE HIGH SCHOOL

5973 W. Hwy 54, Spirit Lake

Breakfast - 9:30-10 am

**Meal cost for those older than 18 will be $3, breakfast; $5, lunch.

Varies - Free!

Healthy Food

2nd Harvest Food Distributions

Food distributions for those in need are scheduled from 11 am-1 pm (unless otherwise noted) on various dates:​​​​​​​​​​​

  • July 24 (W) - ST. MARIES HS, 424 Hells Gulch Road

  • July 30 (T, noon-2 pm) - HAYDEN LIBRARY, 8385 N. Gov't Way, Hayden​

  • July 31 (W) - CHRISTIAN LIFE FELLOWSHIP, 1063 C St., Plummer

  • Aug 27 (T) - ST. MARIES HS, 424 Hells Gulch Road

  • Aug 29 (Th) - OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH, 15 S. Division St., Pinehurst

  • Sept 3 (T) - CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 1670 N. McGuire Rd., Post Falls 

  • Sept 13 (T) - COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., CdA

  • Sept 24 (T, noon-1 pm) - POST FALLS LIBRARY, 821 N. Spokane St.

  • Sept 25 (W) - CHRISTIAN LIFE FELLOWSHIP, 1063 C St., Plummer

**2ND HARVEST MOBILE MARKETS are drive-thru events for up to 250 families. Prepacked emergency food boxes for those in need contain produce, meats, other fresh & non-perishable items. 

Open to the public, no app't is needed & no documentation required. Intended for families struggling with food supplies.

Varies - Free!

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Community Lunch at LCM

Every Sunday  |  12:30-1:30 pm

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE MASTER

4800 N. Ramsey Rd., CdA

208-765-1002

Stop in for a delicious community lunch - FREE & open to the public! Serving every Sunday afternoon.

Every Sunday - Free!

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Community Dinner at COve

Wednesdays (2nd & 4th)  |  4:30-6:30 pm

THE COVE

510 Clearwater Loop, Ste 100, Post Falls

For a FREE delicious meal, fun & a chance to meet new friends, you're invited every Tuesday evening to The COve. Grab a ticket HERE.

2nd & 4th Wednesdays - Free!

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Honoring Our Veterans

Every Wednesday  |  8-10 am

LYFE PUBLIC HOUSE

116 E. Lakeside Ave., CdA

An invitation for current & former first responders & veterans to enjoy FREE coffee & conversation every Wednesday.

Every Wednesday  |  8-10 am

AMERICAN LEGION POST 143

138 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls

208-773-9054

Gather for FREE food & camaraderie with other veterans. Open for all every Wednesday.

Every 1st Wednesday  |  5-7 pm

WALLACE ELKS LODGE #331

"Steak Dinners for Veterans"

419 Cedar St., Wallace

208-753-4255

For veterans, it's FREE steak night every 1st Wednesday in Wallace, so arrive early. Meal cost for non-veteran Elks & guests is $16. Take-out is available for an extra $2.

 

Varies - Free!

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Neighborhood Food Pantries

CDA Neighborhood Food Pantries can be found in (4) Coeur d'Alene outdoor locations & a fire station. They exist for those struggling with providing food for their families &/or themselves due to temporary hardships.

 

Volunteers make regular checks of these pantries & try to keep them stocked. In addition to non-perishable food items, some may contain personal hygiene & baby care products also. 

PARKER SUBARU PANTRY

5273 N. Gov't Way, CdA

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE MASTER

4800 N. Ramsey Rd., Cda

HAUSER LAKE FIRE STATION

10728 N. Hauser Lake Rd., Hauser

 

2515 N. HOWARD ST., CdA

721 W. MARIE AVE., CdA

WALLACE ELKS LODGE #331

419 Cedar St., Wallace

CAREYWOOD FIRE STATION

456055 Hwy 95, Cocolalla

So stop in - take what you need & replenish ("BTW...Give Back") when you can.

Varies - Free!

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Non-Profits Offer Summer Meals

Because our communities care that children not go hungry, several non-profits have stepped up to provide FREE summer meals. Thank you!

CUP OF GRACE

SPIRIT LAKE CITY PARK

32352 Park Ave., Spirit Lake

Saturdays  |  11 am-1 pm

FREE kids' lunches are available for pick up.

BESTOWING THE BASICS

ATHOL CITY PARK PAVILION

30355 3rd St., Athol

Tuesdays  |  11:30 am-1:30 pm

From June 18-Aug 13, FREE summer lunches are provided for children & teens. Lunches do not need to be consumed on-site. Take-home & microwavable options are provided also.

OUTREACH EATS

RATHDRUM SKATE PARK

7851 W. Main St., Rathdrum (adjacent to Park & Rec office)

Thursdays  |  1-3 pm

Stop by for FREE snacks provided as a Christian faith-based outreach program.

FREE SUMMER TO-GO MEALS

CHILDREN'S VILLAGE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER

1318 W. Hanley Ave., CdA

Fridays  |  9 am-6 pm

Pick up a "to-go meal every Friday from the family support center at Children's Village. Read more about available services HERE.

Varies - Free!

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PB&J Haydeners Distributions

Due to PB&J Haydeners' generosity & "green thumbs", FREE veggies & fruits will be distributed to those in need on Thursdays (beginning between 4:30-5 pm) at these locations:​​​​​​​​​​​

  • July 18 - CdA Library, 702 E. Front Ave.

  • July 25 - Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St.

  • Aug 1 - Hayden Eagles #4080, 1520 W. Wyoming Ave., Hayden

  • Aug 8 - Rathdrum Community Center, 8037 Montana St.

  • Aug 15 - Spirit Lake Senior Center, 32564 4th Ave.

  • Aug 22 - Athol Community Center, 30356 3rd St.

  • Aug 29 - Midway Parts, 520 E. Best Ave., Cda

  • Sept 5 - Post Falls Library, 821 N. Spokane St.

  • Sept 12 - Hayden Library, 8385 N. Gov't Way

  • Sept 19 - Rathdrum Lions Club, 16114 N. Meyer Rd.

  • Sept 26 - Spirit Lake Senior Center, 32564 4th Ave.

A big thanks to this area organization for locally-grown produce! Read more about the non-profit group HERE.

Varies - Free!

Potato Casserole

Bestowing the Basics in Athol

TBA  |  4:30-6:30 pm (F)

BESTOWING THE BASICS

Athol Community Center

30355 N. 3rd St., Athol

208-610-4553

Non-profit organization, Bestowing the Basics, provides bi-monthly meals FREE of charge to those in the Athol, Bayview & Careywood areas. (Event not associated with need.) All are welcome! Meet new friends or catch up with "old" ones.

 

BTB strives to provide the most basic & necessary essentials to help feed, clothe, clean, warm & shelter individuals & families living in small, rural, underserved North Idaho communities.

Varies - Free!

Dog Food

Food4TAILS Pet Food Pantries

Founded in 2016, TAILS FOUNDATION INC. is a non-profit organization known for helping families care for their pets.

The Food4TAILS program assists families facing temporary financial hardship by providing pet food pantries at these locations for pick-up: 

  • MARKET AT THE HEART, 771 W. Kathleen Ave., Bldg 2, CdA (Th, 4:30-6:30 pm) Open to the public.

  • GATHERED FOR GOOD, 1807 N. 4th St., CdA (T & Th, 9 am-noon; W, 4-6 pm) Open to the public.

  • NEWBY-GINNINGS OF NORTH IDAHO, 570 S. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls (M-Th, 9 am-5 pm) Veterans only.

  • HAUSER FOOD PANTRY, 11837 N. Hauser Lake Rd., Hauser (Open 24 hours)

  • THE ALTAR FOOD BANK, 901 E. Best Ave., CdA (M, 11 am-2 pm) Open to the public.

  • PARKER SUBARU FOOD PANTRY, 5273 N. Gov't Way, CdA (Open 24 hours)

  • POST FALLS FOOD BANK, 415 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls (M, 9 am-6 pm; T-F, 9 am-2 pm) Registered guests only. 

  • CLOUD VAPOR, 2700 E. Seltice Way, Ste 14, Post Falls (10 am-7 pm everyday). Drop off & pick-up location.

  • DOG-N-IT HOTEL & DAYCARE, 2890 N. Gov't Way, CdA (M-Sat, 7 am-6 pm; closed from 1-3 pm) Donation drop-off only.

Varies - Free!

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St. Pius X Soup Kitchen Ministry

Every Friday  |  4:30-5:30 pm

ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH

625 E. Haycraft Ave., CdA

208-765-5108

A complimentary meal is served every Friday to benefit those in the community - seniors, children, families - all are welcome! 

Every Friday - Free!

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Dine at Area Senior Centers

LAKE CITY CENTER

1916 Lakewood Dr., Coeur d'Alene

208-667-4628

(Annual membership fee is $25. Not required, but saves $ on games & events.)

Dine-in lunches are served on W & Fri at noon. Call before 11 am to reserve a meal. Suggested donation is $7. Click HERE for menu & activities schedule.

 

THE 3RD AVENUE SENIOR PROGRAMS/CAFE

(formerly Post Falls Senior Center)

1215 E. 3rd Ave., Post Falls

208-773-9582

Lunches are served W & Fri from 11 am-1 pm. Reserve a spot by 10 am or request a home delivery, if homebound. Every T & Th, 9-11 am, "Senior Sit & Sip" is a chance for seniors to enjoy pastries, coffee/tea & conversation. Case Manager Lori is available during this time to answer questions about community resources. 

HAYDEN SENIOR CENTER

1250 W. Lancaster Rd., Post Falls

208-762-7052

Lunch is served from noon-1 pm on T & Th. Must make reservation.

 

RATHDRUM COMMUNITY CENTER

8037 Montana St., Rathdrum

208-687-2028

Open for dining T & Th at noon. Suggested donation is $5 for seniors age 60+ & children age 10 & under. Others, $7.

SPIRIT LAKE COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER

32564 4th Ave., Spirit Lake

208-623-6125

Dining from 3-5 pm M & W. Breakfast offered on Fridays, 7:30-10 am. Suggested donation: $5 for ages 60+, $6.50 for those under 60 years, & $4 for kids ages 12 & under.

Cost Varies (Donation)

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Community Food Banks

Here's a list of area food banks & distribution centers:

3RD AVENUE MARKETPLACE

(formerly Post Falls Food Bank)

1215 E. Third Ave., Post Falls

208-773-0139

Mondays, 11 am-6 pm

Tues-Fri, 9 am-2 pm

ABC FOOD BANK

Athol Community Center

30355 3rd St., Athol; 208-683-3244

Tuesdays, 9 am-3 pm

Also clothing for those in need.

THE ALTAR CHURCH

901 E. Best Ave., CdA; 208-664-1453

Mondays, 11 am-2 pm

Take bag/basket to carry food home. Also has diapers & hygiene products. 

Will deliver to people who cannot attend distributions. Call for more info.

 

CANVAS CHURCH FOOD PANTRY

2200 N. 7th St., CdA; 208-667-5481

Thursdays, 2:30-4 pm

CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN CHURCH

1700 E. Pennsylvania Ave., CdA

208-664-9231

Thursdays, 10 am-2 pm (boxed food, bread & veggies); lunch also served.

COEUR D'ALENE BIBLE CHURCH

5350 N. 4th St., CdA (SE parking lot)

208-664-4883

2nd & 4th Mondays, 10-11:30 am

COEUR D'ALENE TRIBE FOOD DISTRIBUTION

30903 S. Cave Bay Road, Worley

208-686-2006/0241/1426

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 8 am-4:30 pm

3rd Tuesdays, after 10 am

Open to the public & tribal members.

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP/CDA

4144 W. Industrial Loop, CdA; 208-664-8757

M-F, 9 am-3:45 pm

THE FATHER'S MARKET

Heart of the City Church

722 W. Kathleen Ave., Bldg 2, Coeur d'Alene

208-665-7808

Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 pm

HARRISON FOOD BANK

Harrison Community Baptist Church

100 Pine St., Harrison

208-689-3506 or 208-689-3900

LAKE CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH

6000 N. Ramsey Rd., CdA; 208-676-0632

Wednesdays, 10 am-2 pm

 

MICA FLATS GRANGE

7465 W. Kidd Island Rd., CdA

FREE fresh produce stand for community. Take what you need; leave what you can for others.

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE FOOD PANTRY

Edminster Student Bldg., Room 004, CdA

Call 208-676-7156 to schedule app't.

Cardinal Card will be required.

PARKER SUBARU FOOD PANTRY

SW corner of Gov't Way & Clayton Ave., CdA; 208-415-0555

RATHDRUM FOOD BANK

8027 W. Main St., Rathdrum; 208-687-3696

T, W, Th, 10 am-2:30 pm

REAL LIFE MINISTRIES PANTRY

1866 N. Cecil Rd., Bldg 1, Post Falls

208-777-8600

T, W, Th, 10 am-2:30 pm

REAL LIFE MINISTRIES SILVER VALLEY

708 N. Division St., Pinehurst; 208-682-4944

Fridays, 10 am-1 pm

SECOND HARVEST/KOOTENAI COUNTY

1234 E. Front Ave., Spokane; 509-534-6678

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

111 E. Locust Ave., Coeur d'Alene

208-664-5473

T & Th, 9 am-noon; W, 4-6 pm

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

12940 N. Gov't Way, Hayden; 208-762-5718

Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 pm

 

SHOSHONE COUNTY FOOD BANK

114 Riverside Ave. West, Kellogg

SPIRIT LAKE SENIOR/COMMUNITY CENTER

32564 4th Ave., Spirit Lake

208-623-3107

Meals on Wheels Program, 208-623-2145

Wednesdays, noon-3 pm

ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH

625 E. Haycraft Ave., CdA

208-765-5108

T-Fri, 9 am-noon

 

WALLACE-OSBURN-MULLAN COMMUNITY FOOD BANKS

1st Th, 3-5 pm, Grace E.F. Church, 214 N. Second St., Osburn; 208-556-0291 (Mike)

2nd Th, 4-6 pm, Emmanuel Lutheran Church,124 Terrill Loop, Mullan; 208-753-8392 (Nick)

3rd Th, 3-5 pm, Prayer Station, 215 4th St., Wallace; 916-764-9252 (Michael)

Varies - Free!

Main Meal

"Cup of Grace" Community Meal

Every Tuesday  |  4:30-6:30 pm

CUP OF GRACE

31848 N. 4th Ave., Spirit Lake (behind bank

208-228-5018

For community members of Spirit Lake, non-profit group, Cup of Grace, serves a FREE meal every Tuesday.

Join neighbors or meet new ones at this friendly gathering. Volunteers cook, serve & clean up. delicious, All you have to do is enjoy yourself. Carry-outs available.

Every Tuesday - Free!

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Ecumenical Food Kitchen

Every Thursday  |  11:30 am-1 pm

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (GYM)

521 E. Lakeside Ave., Coeur d'Alene

208-667-8446

Those who are in need of nourishment are served a FREE hot lunch every Thursday, provided by several local denominations including Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Prestyerian, & Methodist. Between 25-35 people are usually served. More info - 208-667-8445.

For more info, read the Spokesman-Review article, "Food Kitchen Provides Sustenance, Interaction", on this ministry.

Every Thursday - Free!

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Father Bill's Kitchen in CdA

Monday thru Friday  |  5-6:30 pm

FATHER BILL'S KITCHEN

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

1317 N. 1st St., CdA

208-664-3095

Since hope begins with a meal, nutritious meals for those in need are served every Monday thru Friday in Coeur d'Alene. Father Bill's Kitchen ministry feeds over 100 people each evening. For some, it's the only meal of the day.

"BTW...Give Back" For those interested in helping with food, supplies or monetary donations, please call 208-664-3095, ext 305 or email ext. 305 or email Janet@stvincentdepaulcda.org.

Monday thru Friday - Free!

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