Events

May
5
Sat
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!

Mother Earth Farm (Sat. Morning Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs annually to Pierce County food banks and meal sites. Food from the farm is available to food banks within 24-hours of harvest.

It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.

Helping hands are needed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Morning sessions (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon sessions (12:30 – 3:30 pm) are available.

There is not a minimum age so youth groups and families of all ages are welcome! Groups up to 25 can be accommodated (if you have a group larger than 25 please contact us as we occasionally have special projects that can accommodate larger groups).

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, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

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

 

Mother Earth Farm (Sat. Afternoon Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs annually to Pierce County food banks and meal sites. Food from the farm is available to food banks within 24-hours of harvest.

It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.

Helping hands are needed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Morning sessions (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon sessions (12:30 – 3:30 pm) are available.

There is not a minimum age so youth groups and families of all ages are welcome! Groups up to 25 can be accommodated (if you have a group larger than 25 please contact us as we occasionally have special projects that can accommodate larger groups).

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, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

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

 

May
6
Sun
Mother Earth Farm (Sun. Morning Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs annually to Pierce County food banks and meal sites. Food from the farm is available to food banks within 24-hours of harvest.

It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.

Helping hands are needed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Morning sessions (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon sessions (12:30 – 3:30 pm) are available.

There is not a minimum age so youth groups and families of all ages are welcome! Groups up to 25 can be accommodated (if you have a group larger than 25 please contact us as we occasionally have special projects that can accommodate larger groups).

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, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

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

 

Mother Earth Farm (Sun. Afternoon Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs annually to Pierce County food banks and meal sites. Food from the farm is available to food banks within 24-hours of harvest.

It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.

Helping hands are needed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Morning sessions (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon sessions (12:30 – 3:30 pm) are available.

There is not a minimum age so youth groups and families of all ages are welcome! Groups up to 25 can be accommodated (if you have a group larger than 25 please contact us as we occasionally have special projects that can accommodate larger groups).

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, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

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

 

May
9
Wed
GiveBIG to EFN!
May 9 all-day

Make a donation to Emergency Food Network on GiveBIG day! Join thousands of others in donating during this annual one-day online giving event in the Greater Seattle area.

Your donations to Emergency Food Network will help provide food for our neighbors in need throughout Pierce County.

No need to wait until May 9. Starting April 26 you can schedule your donation in advance to be processed on May 9!

 

May
11
Fri
Mother Earth Farm (Fri. Morning Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs annually to Pierce County food banks and meal sites. Food from the farm is available to food banks within 24-hours of harvest.

It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.

Helping hands are needed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Morning sessions (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon sessions (12:30 – 3:30 pm) are available.

There is not a minimum age so youth groups and families of all ages are welcome! Groups up to 25 can be accommodated (if you have a group larger than 25 please contact us as we occasionally have special projects that can accommodate larger groups).

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, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

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

 

Mother Earth Farm (Fri. Afternoon Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
May 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs annually to Pierce County food banks and meal sites. Food from the farm is available to food banks within 24-hours of harvest.

It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.

Helping hands are needed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Morning sessions (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon sessions (12:30 – 3:30 pm) are available.

There is not a minimum age so youth groups and families of all ages are welcome! Groups up to 25 can be accommodated (if you have a group larger than 25 please contact us as we occasionally have special projects that can accommodate larger groups).

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, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

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

 

May
12
Sat
Letter Carriers’ Food Drive @ Your Mailbox!
May 12 all-day

How does the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive work in Pierce County?

  1. Leave a bag of non-perishable food at your mailbox on May 12.
  2. Your postal carrier or a volunteer will pick it up.
  3. EFN distributes the food to our neighbors in need in Pierce County.

Other ways to help:

  • Volunteer with your local Post Office branch on the day of the event to help pick up food and unload it (contact volunteer@efoodnet.org to learn more).
  • Remind the community about the Letter Carriers Food Drive by posting about it on your company or church reader board, newsletter, or bulletin board. We also have posters available you can hang up!
Mother Earth Farm (Sat. Morning Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs annually to Pierce County food banks and meal sites. Food from the farm is available to food banks within 24-hours of harvest.

It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.

Helping hands are needed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Morning sessions (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon sessions (12:30 – 3:30 pm) are available.

There is not a minimum age so youth groups and families of all ages are welcome! Groups up to 25 can be accommodated (if you have a group larger than 25 please contact us as we occasionally have special projects that can accommodate larger groups).

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, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

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