Mother Earth Farm (Winter Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

At Mother Earth Farm, we are now growing fresh, organic produce year-round for Pierce County food banks! During the winter months, we distribute more than 13,000 pounds of cool-weather produce such as leafy greens, Brussels sprouts, and tatsoi.

Stay warm and dry while lending a hand at Mother Earth Farm during our winter sessions! Volunteers are needed to help with weeding in our industrial-sized high tunnels. No experience is needed! EFN staff will be on site to provide you with training and supervision. Gloves and tools will be provided. Families and youth groups of all ages are welcome to volunteer at the farm (children ages 15 and under need to be accompanied by an adult).

Registration is required. Due to safety reasons and limited capacity at the farm, we ask volunteers to not drop-in. To register, please contact EFN’s Volunteer Coordinator at or (253) 584-1040.

Learn more about the Mother Earth Farm and see our Frequently Asked Questions here!

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Recognition Breakfast @ STAR Center
Apr 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

RB Weblink HeaderPlease join us in honoring individuals and businesses for their dedication to helping hungry children, adults, and seniors in Pierce County.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Doors open at 7:00 am, Program 7:30-8:45 am
STAR Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
$30 per seat, $300 table of 10

Online ticket sales are closed at this time. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please contact Erin Honseler at or (253) 584-1040.


Hunger Walk & 5K Run @ Fort Steilacoom Park
May 5 all-day

Does a stroll through in the park sound like a great way to spend your Saturday morning? At the Hunger Walk & 5K Run you can enjoy a morning of beautiful lake views and help your neighbors in need at the same time.

On May 5, Emergency Food Network is hosting the Hunger Walk & 5K Run at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood. Participants in this 38th annual event will walk around Waughop Lake or run in a chip-timed 5K. Family-friendly activities and live music are also provided at the start/finish line.

More info and registration details on the Hunger Walk & 5K Run page!

Casino Royale @ Tacoma Mountaineers Club
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Emergency Food Network’s Ambassador Board is hosting its 4th Annual Casino Royale fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting Emergency Food Network.

Come eat, drink, and gamble for a great cause!

Casino Royale 1Your $50 ticket includes:

  • 2 beer/wine tickets
  • Appetizers
  • $1,000 of “funny money” for gambling

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Purchase your tickets today!

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

Coordinated Care
Financial Insights
HomeStreet Bank
Labor Works
Whole Foods Market Chamber’s Bay

Abundance Dinner & Auction @ McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Share your Abundance in support of Emergency Food Network! This year’s event will feature a delicious dinner, exciting live and silent auctions, and a meaningful opportunity to give so no person goes hungry. Proceeds from this special night will provide emergency food for low-income children, adults and seniors in Pierce County.


Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. Contact us for more details. or (253) 584-1040


Empty Bowls @ Charles Wright Academy
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This Emergency Food Network event is an annual ritual enjoyed by more than 500 people each year.  During Empty Bowls, attendees can choose from more than 1,000 bowls to purchase for the home and for holiday gifts. After purchasing bowls, guests are served a bowl of soup (in a separate bowl) donated by local chefs.

Admission for Empty Bowls is FREE. Bowl prices start at $10. We hope to see you there!

A fond ‘Thank You’ To our Sponsors:

Toyota Lift Northwest

Coordinated Care

HomeStreet Bank