Events

Oct
6
Fri
Warehouse Tour @ Emergency Food Network
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Take a tour of the Emergency Food Network Distribution Center and learn about Pierce County’s emergency food system.

Oct
28
Sat
Help Set Up at Abundance! @ McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Abundance Web Banner

There are many ways to 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 back to your community. Proceeds from this special night will provide emergency food for our neighbors in Pierce County.

Volunteers are needed to help us with set up! Tables need unloaded, chairs set up, linens put out, and decorations displayed. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Volunteer Session: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Volunteer positions at the event are also available! Click here to learn more

To Register to Volunteer: Please contact Merrit Reed, EFN’s Coordinator of Volunteers at (253) 584-1040 or email merrit@efoodnet.org.

Be a Volunteer at EFN’s Abundance Dinner & Auction! @ McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Abundance Web Banner

There are many ways to 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 back to your community. Proceeds from this special night will provide emergency food for our neighbors in Pierce County. To make this event a success, volunteers are needed! This event is guaranteed to be a good time!

Volunteer Session: 4:00 – 10:00 pm

Volunteer Positions:

  • Guest Registrars (8 positions)
  • Raffle Sellers (4 positions)
  • Live Auction Recorders and Runner (3 positions)
  • Silent Auction Floor Assistants (2 positions)
  • Live Auction Spotters (4-6 positions)
  • Cake Modelers! (3-4 positions)

Whole Foods will be providing dinner to all volunteers!

To Register to Volunteer: Please contact Merrit Reed, EFN’s Coordinator of Volunteers at (253) 584-1040 or email merrit@efoodnet.org. The minimum age to volunteer is 18.

Nov
3
Fri
Warehouse Tour @ Emergency Food Network
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Take a tour of the Emergency Food Network Distribution Center and learn about Pierce County’s emergency food system.

Nov
18
Sat
Help Set Up at Empty Bowls! @ Charles Wright Academy
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Empty Bowls is an annual fundraising event where attendees can choose from more than 1,500 bowls to purchase for the home and as holiday gifts. Ceramic, glass, and wooden bowls are donated to EFN by local artists. After purchasing bowls, guests are served a bowl of soup (in a separate bowl) donated by local restaurants.

Volunteers are needed to help with event set up! Tables need unloaded, bowls need displayed, and the dining room needs assembled and decorated!

Volunteer Session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer positions are also available at the event from 12:00 – 4:30 pm! Go here to learn more!

To Register to Volunteer: Please contact Merrit Reed, EFN’s Coordinator of Volunteers, at (253) 584-1040 or email merrit@efoodnet.org.

Be a Volunteer at Empty Bowls! @ Charles Wright Academy
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Empty Bowls is an annual fundraising event where attendees can choose from more than 1,500 bowls to purchase for the home and as holiday gifts. Ceramic, glass, and wooden bowls are donated to EFN by local artists. After purchasing bowls, guests are served a bowl of soup (in a separate bowl) donated by local restaurants. To make this event a success, volunteers are needed!

Volunteer Session: 12:00 – 4:30 pm

Volunteer Positions Available:

  • Check Out Clerks (cashiers and line managers)
  • Floor Managers  (in the bowl display room and dining room)
  • Photo Booth Crew
  • Greeters and Sign Holders
  • Event set up positions are available from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Go here to learn more!

To Register to Volunteer: Please contact Merrit Reed, EFN’s Coordinator of Volunteers, at (253) 584-1040 or email merrit@efoodnet.org.

Nov
28
Tue
#GivingTuesday
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!

 

 

Nov
29
Wed
Fallen Officers Food Drive @ Lakewood Police Department
Nov 29 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm

This year’s Fallen Officer Food Drive will be November 29, from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. Bring your non-perishable food donation to help support Emergency Food Network.

New this year: A Blood Drive has been added to this year’s Food Drive from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm.

We hope to see you all there!

Can’t make it on the 29th? Drop off your donation at the Lakewood Police Department or Lakewood City Hall November 27 – December 1.

You can also, make a donation online! Just click the button below to make your Fallen Officers Food Drive gift!

Dec
1
Fri
Warehouse Tour @ Emergency Food Network
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Take a tour of the Emergency Food Network Distribution Center and learn about Pierce County’s emergency food system.

Feb
2
Fri
Warehouse Tour @ Emergency Food Network
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Take a tour of the Emergency Food Network Distribution Center and learn about Pierce County’s emergency food system. No registration is required. Just arrive by 1:00 pm to join the tour!