Emergency Food Network provides 15 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food annually to over 60 food banks, hot meal sites and shelters for distribution to low-income families and individuals.
In 2014, more than 1.4 million visits were made to food banks in Pierce County with an 11 percent increase since 2011. Emergency Food Network aided these visits distributing more than 15.2 million pounds of food to the programs it serves. Each time a community member walks into a food program with nothing, Emergency Food Network assures they walk out with enough food for nine meals.
For every $1 received, Emergency Food Network distributes $12 worth of food.