At The Core is an equipping agency that partners with businesses, churches, and organizations to help fight childhood hunger and meet other needs of children.
We do this by identifying local organizations of compassion: businesses, churches, and clubs, and empower them to adopt a school in their area. Adoptive organizations begin by providing Bite2Go weekend food support to children experiencing food insecurity.
Through technical, organizational, and logistical support we help expand the reach and effectiveness of these partners.
Learn more about At The Core
Using the power of our city's organizations to provide lasting change in the lives of children.
Here is a list of our partner businesses, churches and organizations and the schools they have adopted to date.
Find out how you or your organization can help stop the epidemic of hunger in our community.
Every Friday, roughly 3,100 kids in Spokane County find a bag of food tucked into their backpack to help sustain them over the weekend. What an achievement so far!
However, there are still many hungry kids in Spokane County who desperately need to know they will have food to eat on weekends when they are not in school. Over 20 schools, representing 2,500 children in our community, are still hopeful for this kind of food support!
Click Make a Difference below to find out how you can help change a life.
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to sponsor a child at a school that is not on your drop down list. What should I do?
If the school you want to sponsor is not on our drop down menu, that means it has not been adopted yet. Here are some options for you: You could contact your church/place of work/or club you belong to and tell the group about At The Core. We would be happy to help you get started with the process of adopting the school and sponsoring kids there! OR, you could choose a child from another school to sponsor for this year, and check back with us in a year to see if your preferred school is on our list!
Do I have to be a member of the church or business that has adopted a school in order to sponsor a child at that school?
No! Anyone can sponsor a child from any school in our drop-down menu. Just be aware, that once the need is filled at each school, At The Core reserves the right to apply your sponsorship to another child in need at a different school.
How do I get involved?
Click "Join The Mission" from our "About Us" page to find out how you can give, volunteer, and make a difference!
I know a needy child who would benefit from this program. Who should I contact to get them signed up?
Please contact the counselor or social worker at the school the child attends. Or, you may email us at At The Core.