Even More Bowls Sold

This year Emergency Food Network tried something new, our very own Pop-Up Bowl Boutique! For two hours on Saturday, December 16, EFN opened its warehouse doors to let community members come in and buy last minute bowls for 2017. Over 120 bowls were sold and the event raised more than $1,600! This brings our Empty Bowls total to $36,694 for 2017!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Empty Bowls!


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Volunteers of the Quarter: Oct – Dec 2017

We are thrilled to bring in the New Year by highlighting two exceptional groups that have gone above-and-beyond in their volunteer service!

  

Gordon Thomas Honeywell

 

There are numerous ways to get involved at EFN and Gordon Thomas Honeywell (GTH) has done it all! Employees from GTH have served on our Board of Directors since 2009 and our Ambassador Board since 2013. They have repacked 13,545 pounds of food since 2014 and donated more than 8,000 pounds of food from their office food drive. (Not to mention they have sponsored EFN events since 2002 and regularly make donations from their office jeans days!).

“We have a history of community engagement going back for more than 120 years,” it states on the GTH website. “We expect our lawyers to be active in our community and they are community all-stars in a variety of arenas.” This is followed by a list of more than 60 local non-profits, schools, and organizations that GTH supports…we are absolutely honored to be on that list!

Thank you to everyone at GTH for your years of service helping our neighbors in need.

 

Stop Poverty Foundation

 

Stop Poverty Foundation approached us last summer with an interest in volunteering at EFN once a week. Every week since then they have rotated a group of volunteers between the various positions reserved for them.

They lend a hand at the Repack Project repacking oats and beans, they serve food to Mobile Food Bank guests at two different sites, and during the growing season they helped pull weeds at our Mother Earth Farm. They come with smiling faces, a willingness to work hard, and are ready to help our neighbors in need regardless of the task. And they’ve signed up again to volunteer every week in 2018!

Thank you Stop Poverty Foundation for your weekly dedication so that no one goes hungry.


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Be an Ambassador Board Member for EFN

Make this the year that you do something different, get more involved, and have an impact in your community. You can do all these things just by joining Emergency Food Network’s Ambassador Board.

If you are interested please contact Andrea Tull-Davis at ATULL@coordinatedcarehealth.com.


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Mother Earth Farm Update

December brings slower and shorter days to EFN’s Mother Earth Farm. We are continuing to harvest and distribute food to our food pantry partners, but have slimmed down to five food pantries during the winter months. The winter harvest list includes tatsoi, mizuna, kale, chard, and carrots. Our greens tend to taste even sweeter over the winter months. In preparation for winter, plants store extra sugars in their leaves and roots.

Outside of our normal farm activities, we are reviewing farm systems and plans from 2017. We are excited about changes for next year, including our irrigation system, our cultivating tractor program, and our wash-pack station.

Our two seasonal assistants, Samira and Alvi, have been bravely working in the winter weather as well. A big thank you to both of them for their work and commitment to feeding folks in Pierce County! We are also excited to announce that we have hired on a new Assistant Farm Manager, Jesse Honiker. Jesse comes to us by way of Full Belly Farm and we are excited to loop her into our work and have her contribute to the farm.

Happy winter!


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Join the Supper Club!

Is supporting a nonprofit one of your New Year’s Resolutions? If so, joining the EFN Supper Club is an easy way to follow through on a resolution and help ensure that no person goes hungry in Pierce County.

The Supper Club is EFN’s monthly giving program that makes it easy to support our work all year long. Instead of giving $100 all at once, consider giving $25 a month. By giving in smaller increments over the course of a year, you will help us distribute even more meals! Supper Club members receive exclusive volunteer opportunities and quarterly emails to highlight the work they make possible.

So instead of signing up for a gym membership you’ll only use a few times, join the EFN Supper Club. Your card will automatically be charged each month so you don’t have to worry about remembering to make your donation.

Have questions about monthly giving? Contact Claire Grubb at 253-584-1040 or claire@efoodnet.org.


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