Volunteers of the Quarter

While Emergency Food Network appreciates all of our dedicated volunteers year-round, every quarter starting in 2017 we will pick an individual volunteer and a group of volunteers who have provided exemplary service and are an inspiration to others. At the end of the year, these volunteers will be recognized at our annual Recognition Breakfast.

Do you volunteer at EFN? Have you worked with another EFN volunteer that you would like to nominate for Volunteer of the Quarter? If so, please contact EFN’s Coordinator of Volunteer Activities at (252) 584-1040 or volunteer@efoodnet.org.


April – June 2017

Individual Volunteer of the Quarter

Steve Thompson has dedicated 257 hours to EFN since 2013, and most likely even more time that hasn’t been captured. Besides volunteering for monthly Repack Projects, holding food drives at the Fircrest Fred Meyer, and helping to build shelves for EFN’s storage facility, he has also started lending a hand loading the Nourish/EFN Mobile Food Bank with food for each site.

All of this Steve does with such genuine care and never for any acknowledgement. When Steve first began volunteering with EFN he said that his goal was to put us out of business as that would mean everyone in Pierce County has food. Every day that Steve comes in to volunteer he works harder to make that a reality.

Steve, thank you from all of us, for everything you do!

Volunteer Group of the Quarter

Port of Tacoma has already participated in three Repack Projects so far, and are scheduled for four more this year. EFN’s Repack Coordinator, Kevin, says he always looks forward to working with them because they work hard and make the Repack fun!

Over the past 2 years they have repacked 91,367 pounds of food. This is equivalent to more than 73,000 meals provided to individuals and families. They have also held food drives the past 3 years during the Apple Cup as a way to create a competition between Cougar and Husky fans and bring in more food donations! This has worked so well that they have donated a total of $325 and 3,260 pounds of food to EFN. Port of Tacoma has certainly proven to be a dedicated volunteer group and we appreciate all that they do to feed Pierce County.


January – March 2017

Individual Volunteer of the Quarter

To say that Andrea Davis was a passionate supporter of EFN would be an understatement. She has participated in every volunteer opportunity that EFN offers from our Mother Earth Farm, to our Repack Project, to events like Empty Bowls, and more. She is pictured here at our Spring Break Bags event where she even recruited her co-workers from Coordinated Care.

Over the last two years, the majority of her time has been spent volunteering as the Chair of EFN’s Ambassador Board. During this time Andrea has facilitated in raising over $25,000 at EFN’s Casino Royale event! Her enthusiasm for the event and for food insecurity issues in Pierce County is inspiring and it is safe to say that if you meet Andrea you are bound to hear why you should get involved and support EFN!

EFN is beyond grateful to have such an amazing advocate and partner in the community! Andrea, we really want to say a big THANK YOU!

Volunteer Group of the Quarter

BNY Mellon has been volunteering at the Repack Project since 2014 and are already scheduled for 3 more this year. Our Repack Coordinator, Kevin, says “BNY Mellon is always a fun and highly motivated group to work with!”

Over the past 3 years they have repacked 71,530 lbs. worth of food. This is equivalent to more than 55,000 meals provided to individuals and families in Pierce County. BNY Mellon has also held food drives each October for the past 2 years, donating an additional 240 meals.

What an outstanding group! Thank you BNY Mellon, for all that you do to relieve hunger in our community! We look forward to our continued partnership in 2017.


Interested in volunteering? Check out our volunteer calendar!

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