Sunday Church

Pastor John & Shirley

Pastor John & Shirley

The City Gate is a church devoted to restoring the lives of people living on the   streets of downtown Spokane.  Pastor John Murinko, with his late wife Shirley, shared   God’s vision in the inner-city for over 25 years. Now, Pastor John invites you to join   him on Sunday mornings at 10 am for church, which includes 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

20120815_140000The 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. The food bank is a client choice food bank which allows clients to “shop” for items they want/need rather than receiving a box of miscellaneous items.

Please call during regular business hours to make an appointment.

In an average year, our food bank will serve over

3,000 people!

The Clothing Bank

Clothing Bank

Our clothing bank is open four days a week (Tues – Fri) during regular business hours (10:00 am to 2:30 pm). 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. Please come in at 10am OR 12:30pm, to ensure an appointment that day.

Appointments are first come, first serve with walk-ins only.

 We gladly accept seasonal donations. Bring us your GENTLY USED & CLEAN clothing donations during regular business hours, Tuesday-Friday between 10am and 2:30 pm or call for other drop off times (509) 455-9670.

More than 2,000 people receive clothing annually!

The Kitchen

tcg_July2612_3We receive food donations from several local grocery stores such as Albertsons, Costco, Walmart, Yokes and Rosauers as well as Union Gospel Mission and various churches and individuals. The kitchen always serves pastries and coffee. Breakfast (8 am) and lunch (11:30) are provided Tue-Fri. We have an amazing cook and one staff member who oversee the kitchen and several regular volunteers who help keep our 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-cost studio apartments, mainly SRO’s (Single Room Occupancy’s) and 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-cost 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, as noted above, we serve breakfast (8 am) and lunch (11:30) Tuesday – Friday prepared and served cafeteria style by our staff.  Also, we serve three special sit-down dinners each year:  Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.  The actual day for the dinner depends on the day of the holiday.  Call for more information (509) 455-9670.

Averaging over 25,000 servings EVERY 6 months!

Bread/Produce Share

bread & produce share

Tuesday-Friday, anyone can walk in and pick out bread and produce to take with them. Second Harvest Foods, various grocery stores and local farmers share of their supply to meet the needs of our inner-city poor. Walk-ins only.

Averaging 88 visits EACH DAY!