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In addition to being a donor and volunteer for EFN, Geri Marquardt is a leader in the Employee’s Community Fund of Boeing, a significant partner of EFN.
Q: How did you get connected with EFN?
A: As a Boeing volunteer I helped to repackage food and sort tons of apples. And as an Employees Community Fund Trustee, I went on a site visit there. Indirectly, years prior to even hearing about EFN I utilized the FISH food bank for some much needed prescription medicine for my daughter—little did I know about the connection!!
Q: Why do you think supporting nonprofits is important and why specifically do you support EFN?
A: With our communities in so much need of just basic life necessities such as food, shelter, and clothing, nonprofit agencies are a vital link of hope for families and individuals that need to utilize their services.
The efficiency in which EFN operates is just beyond words—I don’t have enough room on this page to explain it!! They can stretch a dollar from here to next Thursday—AMAZING!! (Please take the tour and hear their story for yourself.)
Q: Has food insecurity touched your life or do you see it in your community?
A: My family and I have been extremely blessed in as much as food insecurity has not touched our lives directly. And for that, we are truly grateful. But I have seen it in countless communities—and through reading grants and going on site visits, it is not hard to see that food insecurity is all around us.
Join Geri in helping make sure no person in Pierce County goes hungry. Make a donation to Emergency Food Network today!