Author: Crystal

Libraries Snack Program Changes

Deer Park Library has been offering snacks to kids using a federal grant for many years now.  During the pandemic, they received an exemption so that families could pick up snacks without following the standard participation requirements.

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July’s Drive-Thru Free Food Distribution

During the first event in June 2021, Faith Lutheran Church in partnership with 2nd Harvest was able to serve 320 families with 17,000 pounds of food. These generous organizations are not done helping our community this summer and have scheduled two more events one this week in July, and the other in August.

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Temporary Cooling Centers In Deer Park

Many people seek to stay cool because of the historical and extreme heatwave currently upon us, which will continue for an extended time. This heat can be especially problematic for heat sensitive and those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration.

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Summer Free Food For Kids 2021

The Summer Meal Program, also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was created to help ensure children have nutritious meals when school is out of session. The Summer Meals Program provides free meals and snacks to people ages 1-18. The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. Different organizations like Deer Park, Riverside, and Mary Walker School Districts as well as Spokane County Library District sponsor meals in our area. Below is a list of locations where kids can receive free food.

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Mixing It Up in the Park

Mix Park was crowded on June 5th as it hosted the first Saturday Market for the 2021 season as well as the Outdoor Jiu-Jitsu Spokane Submission Challenge. This event was a collaborative effort of the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce and Deer Park Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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Clayton Farmers Market 2021

The Clayton Farmers Market is now open for the 2021 season, which runs every Sunday June through September except during the Clayton Community Fair. Do not miss out on an opportunity to peruse a variety of wares, produce, and animals from local artists and farmers.

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Deer Park Book Sales Are Back!

The Friends of the Deer Park Library will hold their first book sale of the summer on June 11th – 12th. Three additional sales are scheduled to take place throughout the summer months.

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