3-on-3 Hardwood Basketball League




East Central’s Youth Tennis Program


Judo Nights at East Central Community Center


Youth Volleyball Saturdays


East Central’s Boys & Girls Basketball Academy


Christina Nelson, Food Bank Manager, has a gentle demeanor and welcomes all!


Christina Nelson moved to Spokane with her family about two years ago. She is originally from Portland, OR, where she worked in the Criminal Justice field for seventeen years. Nelson then decided to go back to school to take some engineering courses at Mt. Hood Community College, which led her to a summer internship with NASA. After moving to Spokane she worked for a local law firm for about a year. Now she is here at ECCC as the Food Bank Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. Nelson comes from a Spanish background and has a well-diversified family. During her off time she volunteers with World Relief and The Healing Rooms. She enjoys all outdoor activities, especially anything involving the snow. Christina is hopeful Mt. Spokane will have a better snowfall this year. Christina is excited about the changes ECCC is making and looks forward to being a part of this community.

East Central Community Center Food Bank

East Central Community Center, in partnership with 2nd Harvest, is proud to be a food distribution site for those in need in the 99202 and 99212 zip codes. Must meet income eligibility requirements.


By appointment only Mondays and Wednesdays 10-1 and Tuesdays 12-3.

Please call or visit us ahead of time to set up an appointment at (509)808-2139

Thursday and Friday are walk-ins only from 10am until 1pm.

Our wonderful volunteers

Our wonderful volunteers

New and existing participants must bring:

  • Picture ID for each adult

  • Proof of residence for each adult (a utility bill, bank statement, etc.)

  • Social security information for everyone in the household

  • Participants must also bring address verification for any children living in the household (medical ID cards for example)

Richie Fischer, our new Recreation Director, comes to the center with abundant experience!


East Central Community Center is excited to have Richie Fischer on board as our new Athletic/Recreation Director! Richie has been running the basketball camps and leagues for East Central Community Center for the last year through Catch Spokane. He has been coaching for over 15 years,having coached 1st graders all the way up to high school players. As our Recreation Director Richie will be in charge of promoting and implementing any senior recreation programs, adult sports leagues and youth camps. Fischer has lived in Spokane his whole life. Fischer has spent the last twelve years with Bargreen Ellingson selling restaurant supplies and is excited to start a new wave for the East Central Community Center.

Meet our new Center Director, Carol Christnacht!


We’re proud to welcome Carol Ann Christnacht as East Central Community Center’s new Center Director! Carol comes to the center with a broad background in nonprofit management, recreation and fundraising. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself. Her door’s always open!

Family Judo

Get ready to try something new and challenging!

Judo the “gentle way “ of achieving harmony between mind, body through physical exercise.

Class meets mon-weds  6-8pm


$30 for individual/$40 for family

Annual fee of $50 that covers insurance for all students.

For more info please contact Brett Lewis @ Spokane Judo (509) 995-6434