More than 1.3 million visits are made to food pantries, meal sites, and shelters in Pierce County each year. Emergency Food Network aids these visits by distributing more than 14.8 million pounds of food annually to the 68 food 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 donated, EFN gives $12 worth of nutritious food for our neighbors in need. How do we do it? We are able to purchase healthy food in bulk, procure donated food while only paying for the delivery cost, receive donated truckloads of food through partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, and harvest fresh produce from our Mother Earth Farm. This efficiency is made possible by the efforts of 21 staff members, 2,835 dedicated volunteers, and an administrative and fundraising overhead that is less than 4%.
All donations to Emergency Food Network are tax deductible. Tax ID #94-3131776
Emergency Food Network has been awarded a 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator.
Your food donations provide variety to supplement the staple items and produce Emergency Food Network distributes to our partner programs. more
By making a bequest or other planned gift to the Emergency Food Network, you can continue to help us improve our community and can leave an important legacy that emphasizes your commitment to seeing that no person in Pierce County goes hungry. more
The Capacity Building Campaign will result in more space for food, the ability to pick up and deliver more food, a greater connection with our community, and funds for the future to ensure sustained growth. With your support, EFN will meet the ever-growing need in Pierce County and will be continue our mission into the future. more
Donating through your workplace allows you to make a single gift all at once or to spread your donation throughout the year. It’s safe, easy and can help you make an even bigger impact. more
Fundraising events ensure that Emergency Food Network can provide vital services to food-insecure families and individuals in Pierce County. Sponsorship allows you to promote your company and to communicate your culture of caring. more
Partnering with Emergency Food Network is good for the community and good for your business! more
Give stock to help fight hunger. It’s easy, effective, and tax deductible. Gifts of stock and securities provide a stable source of investment income that helps sustain Emergency Food Network’s resources for the future. more
We value our donors, volunteers, and prospects and take their privacy seriously. We will respect the privacy of the personal and organizational information that we are privileged to have about our supporters. Our commitment to respect the privacy of our supporters extends to how we obtain, use, protect and share information about them. more