Ground Breaking Social @ Emergency Food Network
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for refreshments and snacks as we break ground on the new land purchased during EFN’s Capaicty Building Campaign, celebrate the milestones we have already reached, and unveil plans for the future!

Farm Season Kickoff @ EFN's Mother Earth Farm
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us as we kick off the growing season at Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm. Stop by for a tour of our 8-acre organic farm and family friendly activities! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

No registration is needed for this event.

Hunger Walk & 5K Run @ Fort Steilacoom Park
May 20 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am

The 37th annual Hunger Walk & 5K Run is one of the oldest hunger fundraisers in Pierce County. This year for the first time we are adding a timed 5K run to the event! Walk through the trees and around a beautiful lake or run in the timed 5K. Funds raised at this annual event at Fort Steilacoom Park help Emergency Food Network provide food for our neighbors in need.




Event Schedule
7:30 am – Registration/Check-in (Shirt and Bib Pick-up)
9:00 am – Run
9:05 am – Walk

Individuals – Price Per Person
5K Run: $30
Adult Walk: $25
Child Walk: $15

Teams – Price Per Person
5K Run: $25
Adult Walk: $20
Child Walk: $15

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!


Commencement Bank
Coordinated Care
Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala
Whole Foods Market Chambers Bay
Zack Rosenbloom & Associates

Wine & Weeding at Mother Earth Farm @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
Jul 22 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Join us at Mother Earth Farm for Wine & Weeding! Between intermittent sessions of weeding veggies, we will sample different wine varieties with University of Puget Sound’s Associate Professor, Pierre Ly. Throughout the tasting you will be invited to guess which grape varieties each wine may be. But don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything about wine. We’ll have little cheat sheets with the classic taste descriptions of these grapes to see if anyone can match them with the wines! In addition, Pierre has prepared a tasting related to organic wine in theme with Mother Earth Farm’s organic practices.

Pierre Ly teaches several courses in international political economy, including, The Idea of Wine. His research interests include the political economy of wine, economic development, and NGOs. Pierre has done fieldwork with NGOs in Bangladesh and, more recently, in the Chinese wine industry.

21 and up. Photo ID and event RSVP required.
This event is free! To help with cost we suggest a $10 donation.

By invitation only. To receive your invitation and registration confirmation, please contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Activities at (253) 584-1040 or

Brewer’s Night at Mother Earth Farm @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Last Brewer’s Night of the season with Ram Restaurant & Brewery!

Join us at Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm for weeding and happy hour! We’ll break up an evening of volunteering with locally brewed beer. Bring friends, make friends, and enjoy a fun evening!

21 and up. Photo ID and event RSVP required.

Thank you to the local breweries for their donations this season!

To receive your invitation to Brewer’s Night, please contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Activities at (253) 584-1040 or email

Gratitude Picnic @ EFN's Mother Earth Farm
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We appreciate YOU!
Please join us for a hosted picnic lunch and fun at Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farms. We will be thanking and recognizing our volunteers, donors, and supporters throughout the day, with a brief program at 1pm. Enjoy food, fun, and farm tours. Celebrate with us as part of the EFN family. Thank you for working towards our mission – so that no person goes hungry.

Casual attire and comfortable shoes recommended. There is no cost to attend this event.



Nov 28 all-day


Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday!
We have two days for getting deals and now we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

Mark your calendar for November 28! Join millions around the world coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Help Emergency Food Network give food to our neighbors in need by making a donation on #GivingTuesday.

Don’t want to wait until November 28? You can make a donation to EFN now!