The City Gate is a church devoted to restoring the lives of people living on the streets of downtown Spokane. Pastor John and Shirley Murinko have served God’s vision in the inner-city for over 25 years and invite you to join them on Sunday mornings, at 10 am. Church will include a time of praise and worship and the sharing of God’s Word. The City Gate is founded on our love for Jesus Christ. We strive to follow His example to know, love and serve the poor.
The Food Bank
The City Gate food bank is one of Spokane’s Second Harvest food distribution providers. We are able to serve our clients who live in the 99201 (south of the river), 99204 and parts of 99224 every 30 days with 35lbs of food for single dwellers.
Please call during regular business hours to make an appointment.
In 2012, the food bank served almost 3,000 people!
The Clothing Bank
Our clothing bank is open four days a week during regular business hours. We provide a wide variety of clothing, shoes, coats, blankets and toiletries for men, women and teenagers. Each guest may use the clothing bank services one time per month as needed.
Appointments are first come, first serve with walk-ins only.
Please come in at 10am OR 12:30pm, Tue-Fri, to ensure an appointment that day. Bring us your GENTLY USED & CLEAN clothing donations during regular business hours, Tuesday-Friday between 10am and 3:00pm or call for other drop off times.
Just under 2,000 people were served clothing in 2012!
We receive food donations from several local grocery stores such as Albertsons, Costco, Walmart, and Super 1 Foods as well as Union Gospel Mission and various churches and individuals. The kitchen always serves pastries and coffee and depending on what supplies we have, breakfast and lunch is provided Tue-Fri. We have an amazing cook and one staff member who oversee the kitchen and several regular volunteers who help keep out kitchen running. We thank God for providing them as they are such a blessing!
If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at (509) 455-9670 or check out our volunteer page for information, guidelines and forms needed to serve.
The Alberta House
The Alberta House apartments are a safe place designed to help those in need. Located above The City Gate, we own and operate 28 low-income studio apartments, mainly SRO’s (Single Room Occupancy’s) including two emergency shelter rooms. During the Grand Opening in 2000, The City Gate was blessed by various churches and individuals taking part in adopting an apartment where they furnished and decorated accordingly. The idea of having furnished apartments is to meet the need for those who rent from us but have nothing. The Alberta House provides clean and safe low-income housing with a family atmosphere including a common area for watching TV and relaxing. For more questions and/or availability, please call (509) 456-5466.
Dining Room Services
In addition to our regular business hours, four nights each week we open our doors to serve dinner plus two Saturday mornings each month (2nd and 4th) for breakfast. Churches from all over Spokane and the surrounding areas come together and commit to one day a month serving a meal at The City Gate. It’s a blessing to see God unite Christians under a common purpose for His glory!