HOPE worldwide is a faith-based relief and development organization founded in 1991 that is dedicated to serving the poor and needy. The global community of employees, trained volunteers and partner organizations brings hope and changes lives by providing humanitarian aid on all six occupied continents. Our goal is to educate, train and serve through disease control, medical training and care, community outreach, adoption and orphanage assistance, development assistance and disaster relief.

At the Spokane Christian Church, we serve the community through our local Spokane chapter and have opportunities to support global HOPE worldwide initiatives by giving in our monthly collection for global needs.

Why do we partner with Hope worldwide The answer is simple: Their global impact and biblical convictions. Click the video to watch a recent report.

He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. —Acts 10:2

Change the WorldThe City Gate is a ministry to the homeless and displaced community on the streets of Spokane. City Gate serves 2,600 meals a month to those in need. Every Saturday morning they serve breakfast. Our volunteers serve the homeless at City Gate regularly. With your help as a volunteer, we can provide a warm breakfast to the homeless of Spokane for less than $1.00 per person! In addition to a warm meal, we can provide a friendly smile, conversation, compassion, love, and so much more because of what God has done for us. Let’s pray to have the hearts of Cornelius in Acts 10.

How you can help as a Volunteer?

  • Organize
  • Cook
  • Serve
  • Meet and Greet
  • Buss Tables
  • Wash Dishes
  • Band

Location: City Gate, 170 S. Madison

Arrival Time:Food-prep Volunteers needed at 6:00AM to begin prepping and cookingLater arrival time TBD for other volunteersVolunteers will be working approximately 1-2 hour shifts

City Gate Opens to serve breakfast at 8:00AM.

Volunteers need:

1. Food and Beverage Worker Permits (food handler's card)

2. Sign City Gate’s Anti-Harassment Policy

3. Sign City Gate’s Policy Regarding Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse / Neglect Form

4. Sign City Gate’s Authorization to Conduct a Criminal Background Check

Food and Beverage Worker PermitsSpokane Regional Health DepartmentW. 1101 College Ave, Spokane WAhttp://www.srhd.org/safety/food/foodpermits.asp

Class Information

All food service employees in Spokane County who handle unwrapped foods or beverages are required to hold a current Washington State Food Handler Permit (WAC 246-217). Permit fee is $10.

To obtain a permit or to renew your permit, you must:

1. Complete a class either on-line (link above) or at the Health District, and then

2. Pass a test which must be taken at the Health District.

Take the Class

An on-line class is offered in English only. Other languages are available at the Health District - call (509) 324-1563 for more information. Take the Test

The test must be taken on touch-screen computers at the Health District - 1101 West College Avenue, Room 402 - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday–Friday. You will need to bring your certificate of completion from the on-line class, a photo I.D., and the $10.00 permit fee. For more information, call (509) 324-1563.

  • Your first permit is valid for 2 years. Renewal of an expired permit is also valid for 2 years.
  • Renewal of a current permit is valid for 3 years. You will be issued a 3-year permit if your previous card is current or has not been expired for more than 14 days.
  • A 5-year card is available to anyone who has taken an approved ServeSafe course and who is renewing their card.

She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. —Proverbs 31:20

Our volunteers participate in the Meals on Wheels program to deliver hot, nutritious meals to the elderly who are disabled and home-bound here in Spokane. There is something about displaying the heart of Jesus when you tread out into snow filled streets and neighborhoods to make sure these elderly have a hot meal for the day.

Truly, we see this heart displayed by the sisters who drive and walk through the neighborhoods to go door to door, giving a warm smile and a hot meal to many elderly people. Many of whom welcome the company more than the meal.

Proverbs 22:9 explains the heart of how we feel when we deliver each meal. It reads- "A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor." Above is a picture of one our friends that we deliver to. Her smile is a pure joy to encounter as she approaches the door with a huge "Thank You very much" every time we come to the door. Many of them are very surprised that we would be out in the weather and driving conditions in order to bring them a meal, they are even more encouraged. And yet as this scripture says, we are the ones who feel blessed and encouraged to be able to give and encourage those in need.

We want to say thank you to all of you who have tread through tough driving conditions in order to take care of others. We are very proud of you and know that God is smiling upon you for the praise you have brought to Him through your service.