Community Involvement

Local missions are our opportunities to fulfill Jesus’ command to truly love our neighbors as ourselves

Community Action Center (CAC)

Community Action Center (CAC) provides help to the community with food, home energy, shelter, home rehab, rent, home ownership, weatherization, rental housing, legal advice and referral, and family support. They are expanding their volunteer opportunities; pick up an application during business hours. Contact Chris at (509) 334-9147. More Information…

  • Community Food Bank
    Volunteers are needed to help with food drives, shelving and other projects, contact CAC at (509) 334-9147.
  • Soup’s On
    Provides a weekly soup supper, Wednesdays 4-6 pm. Volunteers provide soup, set up and serve the meal. Contact CAC at (509) 334-9147.
  • Plant a Row for the Hungry
    A program encouraging people to donate their surplus garden produce to the food bank. You can also help tend garden plots planted specifically for the food bank. Contact CAC at (509) 334-9147.
Families for Kids

Foster or adopt a child in the foster care system. Whitman County is in need of individuals and families who are willing to be long-term or short-term foster parents. Providing respite care for families who are full time foster parents is also needed. This may mean taking a child for an afternoon or a weekend. Please consider helping the little ones of our community. If you are interested, please contact Shelly Elkins at (509) 397-5043 or Michelle Cutlip at (509) 363-3392.

Mobile Meals

Every day there are elderly in our town receiving a nourishing meal delivered by individuals from area churches. Each month one of the churches takes a turn delivering these meals. If you have a vehicle and are willing to deliver meals, please contact Jackie Dieker at (509) 332-5499. It takes about 1-1 1/2 hrs, approximately 11 am – 1 pm.

Pullman Child Welfare Association/Pullman Food Bank

Serving the needs of the less fortunate in the Pullman School District since 1946 with food, new and used clothing, warm blankets, bedding, school supplies, interview clothing, holiday baskets and toys. There are multiple ways you can help. If interested please contact Sue Waller (509) 338-0801.

Palouse Care Network

Palouse Care Network is a Christian organization that provides confidential and compassionate care in the form of specialized medical, practical and spiritual support to those facing pregnancy, parenting, sexuality and abortion related issues. WISH Medical, which stands for Wholly Integrated Sexual Health, is the medical arm of Care Net of the Palouse.

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Samaritan’s Purse International

Area churches come together to gather hundreds of shoe boxes filled with school supplies, toys and items any child would love to receive for Christmas. Boxes are collected during the month of November and shipped to a central distribution center, where they are packaged and sent to children in countries around the world. For information on volunteering at the regional shoebox collection center during National Collection Week, please contact Nancy Backes at (509) 334-2667.

Operation Christmas Child

Build-a-Box is a fun and easy way to bless a needy child. You can customize your shoe box and pack it with toys or other items, and even adding a personal letter and photo. Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. This is an opportunity to reach children and the parents for Christ in other countries that our church partakes in every fall.

Family Promise

Family Promise of the Palouse is a nonprofit organization that provides immediate shelter to homeless families in our community while helping people achieve lasting independence. Living Faith partners with Family Promise by opening up our facilities to needy families several times a year. If you are interested in volunteering in any way, contact Curtis Troll at

Family Promise of the Palouse website