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Ford Food Pantry
Located at the Ford Sunset Club Next to the Ford Fire Station
P.O. Box 184
Ford WA 99013

Come join us every Wednesday from noon ’til 1pm for our Buffet Luncheon!  Sit and visit with your neighbors.  Everyone welcome!

Every Wednesday from 1pm ’til 2pm we offer produce, bakery goods, dried beans, cereals, pasta and canned vegetables.  Dairy, eggs and various other items will be offered as available to us.

Fourth Wednesdays of January through October is the main distribution of food, also from 1pm ’til 2pm.  November and December distributions fall on the third Wednesday to avoid conflict with the holidays, also from 1 ’til 2pm.

Applicants must sign in for each distribution with their full name and correct physical address.  This data is used solely for establishing the quantity of goods we are eligible to receive from distributing agencies and is not used to track individual applicants.

The Ford Food Pantry’s roots go back to the early 1970′s when Kathy Bade, wife of the Postmaster of Ford. began procuring the wonderful USDA commodities of cheese, milk and other items she distributed from the new Ford Fire Station.  The Ford Food Pantry itself was founded by Pastor Oscar Austin and his wife Ruby in 1978, who were given salvaged foods once per week by some Spokane grocery stores.  The two much appreciated efforts were combined under management of the Ford Sunset Club as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in the 1980′s.  The Pantry has been fortunate to have had the very competent guidance of current President Ruth Vetsch since 1992.

Fund raising efforts by pantry volunteers through bake sales and community rummage sales on the Fourth and Labor Day weekends help keep the Pantry alive since much of the food distributed must be purchased.   Needless to say, it is always a struggle to make ends meet.  Facility improvements, therefore, can be few and far between, depending on volunteer labor and donations.  The cargo container unit the Ford Food Pantry is now located in, across the road from the Ford Fire Station, was generously donated by Sealand, Inc..

Our relatively isolated and entirely rural part of Stevens County lost its main employers in the mid 1980′s.  Many area residents live very far below the poverty line. It is currently at least a 10 mile drive from Ford to a grocery store, making our pantry an invaluable resource for the community.

The Ford Food Pantry is a non-profit corporation founded and staffed by caring Ford area neighbors working hard to help neighbors.  Please consider “paying it forward” through personal volunteerism or financial contribution, however small.  Get involved!