Abundance Will Provide Millions of Meals for People in Need

A delicious dinner, exciting live and silent auctions, and an opportunity to help families in need. Emergency Food Network’s Abundance Dinner and Auction provides a fun way for people to come together to make an impact on food insecurity in Pierce County.

On October 28, 2017, more than 400 attendees of this annual fundraising event will share their abundance in support of Emergency Food Network at the Clover Park Technical College McGavick Center. The event raises more than $378,000 that will result in 2 million meals for hungry families and individuals throughout the community.

The evening begins with a silent auction, and moves on to a dinner and live auction. Items available to the highest bidders include tickets to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last race at the 2017 Ford Ecoboost 400, a trip to Hawaii, and keys to a 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo for two days.

Waste Connections and Franciscan Foundation are the Presenting Sponsors of Abundance. Other sponsors include Chuckals Office Products, DaVita, Financial Insights, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Gus Paine Insurance, Heartland Express, Heritage Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Host Hospitality, Johnson Family Properties, KeyBank, LaborWorks, MultiCare Health System, Murray Pacific Corporation, Panagiotu Pension Advisors, Snuffin’s Catering, The Boeing Company, Timberland Bank, Sheri Tonn, UFCW Local 367, West Shore Contracting, Whole Foods Market Chambers Bay, and Zack Rosenbloom & Associates.

There are still seats available to attend Abundance. Visit the Emergency Food Network website for more information or to buy tickets.


Advocacy Alert: Urge Your Senators to Oppose Budget Resolution

Contact your senators this week to urge a “NO” vote on the Senate Budget Resolution!

The full Senate is expected to vote on its fiscal year 2018 Budget Resolution on Thursday.

The Senate Budget Resolution would set up a process for consideration of massive tax cuts for the wealthy, paid for by assuming trillions of dollars in cuts to government programs over the next 10 years. The Senate’s resolution would harm American families by threatening critical programs that serve low- and moderate- income households, including SNAP, low-income tax credits, Medicaid, and programs that assist persons with disabilities.

Take Action!
YOU can help TODAY with just 5 minutes of your time!

Make a Phone Call

Please take a few minutes to make a phone call to your senators to urge them to vote NO on the Senate Budget Resolution.

Call 202-225-3121 for the Capitol Switchboard.
Tell them that you oppose tax cuts for the wealthiest that would ultimately be paid for by cuts to safety net programs like SNAP and other critical programs that serve low- and moderate-income families.

Remind them of the strengths of SNAP (pdf) — which lifts millions of people out of poverty each year — and other safety net programs.

Send an Email

Want to do more? Email your senators with your message urging to vote NO on the Senate Budget Resolution.

Get Vocal on Social Media

Use the samples below or create your own message to post on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Be sure to tag your Senators in your posts!

#SNAPMatters @YourSenatorHandle: Protect millions of Americans against hunger & poverty. Vote NO to proposed #SenateBudget

#SNAPMatters @YourSenatorHandle: Vote NO on tax cuts for the wealthy at expense of low & moderate income people. #SenateBudget

#SNAPMatters @YourSenatorHandle: The #SenateBudget will help the wealthy and harm low & moderate income families. Vote NO.

Share These Resources

Share these resources with your senators when you contact them.


Thanks for a great 2017 season!!!

We had a wonderful Gratitude Picnic at our Mother Earth Farm in September where we thanked our volunteers, donors, and supporters from this past year.

Among these supporters were our awesome Adopt-a-Row volunteers: Girl Scout Troop 40519, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Squadron 627 CS/Cobras, and Tacoma-Kenrick #2 Rainbow Girls. The groups were recognized at the event for their hard work and commitment to tending, weeding, and harvesting their rows of vegetables during the 2017 season.


Girl Scout Troop 40519
tilled, hoed, and weeded all season to grow 1,800 pounds of kale.





JBLM Squadron 627 CS/Cobras
pulled double duty by protecting our country and then feeding those in need by harvesting 1,800 pounds of Swiss Chard.





Tacoma-Kenrick #2 Rainbow Girls shoveled and weeded for months to harvest 2,400 pounds of Swiss Chard.



The Feed: October eNews

Click here to view the full issue of The Feed: October 2017 eNews

In this issue: Food for Thought, Hunger Is, Abundance, From the Field, Empty Bowls, Volunteers of the Quarter, Partner Program, Generous Support