The Better Living Center is a community service agency for an association of Seventh-day Adventist churches and organizations within the greater Spokane County, and is an entity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is recognized as a charitable organization under the auspices of the non-profit (501c3) status of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Better Living Center, in following Christ’s example, exists exclusively for charitable, religious, educational and health-related purposes. It is committed to following Christ’s example in nourishing the body, mind and spirit through unconditional love and care in dignity of those it serves.
The Better Living Center is primarily a food bank serving a specific section of the City of Spokane, WA. Between Perry on the east and Monroe on the west, Francis on the north and Mission on the south.
We do have some bedding, bath towel sets, and kitchen towel sets, dishes. We have infant layetts for new mothers. they consist of a hand made quilt some diapers, wipes, and clothing. We also have available hand made quilts on a sliding scale donation bassis.
Better Living Center Hours are: Tuesday 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Thursday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The Better Living Center is located at 25 E Northfoothills Dr. Between Ruby and Division right behind Staples.
Requirements for each visit are on the FAQ page
Client Confidentiality Policy
The Better Living Center does not share any information acquired in the food
application process. Personal information collected, used or acquired in
connection with any state-funded program shall be used solely for the purpose
of that program. We agree not to release, divulge, publish, transfer, sell or
other wise make known to unauthorized persons your personal information without
your express written consent or as provided by law.
Better Living Center
Client Eligibility Requirements
* We will serve anyone in need with an
emergency food basket on a first time basses. We do not discriminate on the
basis of race, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship,
ancestry, physical or mental handicap, marital status, or because client is a
recipient of federals, state, or local public assistance, or is disabled
veteran.. We do reserve the right not to serve a client if they are deemed a
danger to other clients or the volunteers.
* The BLC shall provide monthly emergency food
assistance to individuals and families in need from within our stated
If the client does not live
with in the stated boundaries they will be referred to the food bank closest to
* The BLC shall collect client service data,
including duplicate and unduplicated count of people served by age group, Ethnicity and
or households served, in addition to breakout data for special dietary needs
clients, and pounds of food distributed to clients.
* Each client must bring with them each time Washington State/Government
issued picture ID with their birth date on it, Proof of current address,
something dated within the last 30 days such as a piece of mail with their name
address and post mark, or a signed dated addressed rent receipt or lease with
in the last 30 days, or government issued documents dated in the last 30 days
with their name and address on it.
* Each client receiving TEFAP & EFAP foods
must live with in our food bank assigned boundaries. The city of Spokane in the County of Spokane Washington State. 1600 North
(Mission) to 6300 North (Francis), 900 West (Monroe) to 1300
East (Perry). The only exceptions to this is if you belong to the SDA Church in Spokane County and have a letter from the pastor of the church attending.
* Each Client house hold must have some one
over 18 who picks up the food.
If a client picks up food for
another client then both photo ID must be present along with both proof of address.
* The BLC does not require payments from
clients for food received.
* The BLC does not require participation in a
religious service as a condition for receiving emergency food assistance
* The BLC shall treat all clients with