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Outreach Eats is a nonprofit skatepark ministry founded in spring 2023 by Garwood couple Garry and Robin Mickelson. The team sets up at the Rathdrum Skatepark every Thursday.

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Feeding the future
February 12, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Feeding the future

Outreach Eats offers snacks, kindness through skatepark ministry

Steam lazily swirled from cups of hot cocoa and plates of cheese-sprinkled, saucy sloppy joes offered to students who stepped under the cover of a dripping canopy. The youths snagged plastic bags and made their ways down long tables, taking their picks and filling their sacks with fruit snacks, pudding cups, chip bags, fresh braided breads, pastries and other goodies. Each student was acknowledged with a friendly greeting reflective of the Outreach Eats motto, displayed on a banner hanging from the bright orange canopy: "Caring matters. Kindness matters. You matter."