EFN Seeks an Office Coordinator

Emergency Food Network is seeking an experienced, self-driven Office Coordinator who excels in customer service and attention to detail while in a fast paced environment.
The Office Coordinator staffs the front desk, providing customer service to incoming guests, answering phone calls and maintaining calendars and e-mail correspondence. The position assists the Executive Director, Director of Development, and Director of Finance and Administration, holding general responsibility for office operations and supplies, daily processing and recording of donations, inputting donor and financial data into the Donor Management database, correspondence with donors, and various reporting and support for senior staff and board. The position may also give assistance to short-term student interns from various job training programs working at the reception desk area.

The Office Coordinator also assists the Development department in event planning and communications, represents EFN at public fundraising events by staffing information tables and providing logistical support, and upholds the friendly and welcoming culture of EFN.

Qualifications:

  • Self-directed and thrives in a results oriented environment
  • Possess a strong work ethic
  • Ability to multitask and comfortable with frequent interruptions
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, & Internet
  • Must attend EFN fundraising events to manage registration about 6-8 times per year, some events may occur outside of regular business hours
  • Preference given to candidates who have experience with Donor Perfect or other donor database systems
  • Proficient writer and proof reader
  • Able to quickly and accurately process gift entry and adhere to money handling policy and gift acknowledgement standards
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with donation and personal information records
  • Basic understanding of accounting processes
  • Attention to detail and adept in the anticipating needs of the team
  • Preferred experience working with volunteers and familiarity with nonprofit organizations
  • Have a passion for service to the community and the mission of Emergency Food Network

Status:
40 Hours, M-F, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hourly position- $15.00hr with benefits

How to apply:
Please email your resume to efnjobs@gmail.com by Wednesday July 27, 2016, and reference Office Coordinator Applicant.

Associated Ministries transfers Hunger Walk to Emergency Food Network

Hungry neighbors in need throughout Pierce County will receive more than 50,000 pounds of food as a result from the Pierce County Hunger Walk.

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Emergency Food Network reports that 34% of households are low-income in Pierce County. In 2015, food banks and meal sites responded to 1.4 million visits from residents in need and more than 50% of people seeking assistance were working families with children as well as seniors. Each day, 10,000 citizens in the United Sates turn 65 and the number of people seeking food assistance in the age group will continue to grow. Through partnership with 70 food programs in Pierce County, Emergency Food Network provides a much needed safety net for these families and individuals in need.

This year’s Pierce County Hunger Walk marks a transition year where Associated Ministries will “pass the torch” to Emergency Food Network as the new host of this annual walk and run.

The two organizations have a long history of partnership starting with the inception of Emergency Food Network in 1982. Associated Ministries recognized a great need in the community to resource emergency food. Originally designed to meet a temporary need caused by the economic recession of the 1980’s, the Emergency Food Network program was created by Associated Ministries in partnership with other hunger relief efforts in the area. The need in the community continued to grow, so in response, Emergency Food Network became its own independent 501c3 non-profit organization.

“Emergency Food Network has been involved with the Hunger Walk since the very beginning,” said Helen McGovern-Pilant, Executive Director of Emergency Food Network. “This annual event contributes to the more than 16 million pounds of food we give out each year. We are excited to take the reins and strengthen our work through the continued success of the Pierce County Hunger Walk.”

The annual 10K/5K run and walk draws nearly a thousand participants each year who come together to combat hunger in Pierce County by walking, running, and fundraising – all while having a great time. Associated Ministries and Emergency Food Network have teamed up to co-host this year’s event on October 2 at Fort Steilacoom Park as the transition begins.

“This is a timely and important transition,” says Mike Yoder, Executive Director of Associated Ministries. “It will allow Associated Ministries to remain focused on raising funds and awareness for homelessness and housing, and Emergency Food Network on food security. In a sense we are ‘right-sizing’ the Hunger Walk, enabling it to live where it makes the most sense.”

In 2017, the transition will be complete with Emergency Food Network taking on the event in its entirety.

“The goal is to bring together all 70 hunger relief programs served by Emergency Food Network for a united voice to help our neighbors in need,” said, McGovern-Pilant.

For more information about the Pierce County Hunger Walk, please visit www.associatedministries.org/hungerwalk

Poker Run to help feed the hungry in Pierce County.

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Local bikers will help feed the hungry by participating in a Poker Run to benefit Emergency Food Network on July 17.

The South Sound Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts (VME) is hosting the event which is open to all motorcyclists whether they are VME members or not. The entry fee is $10, all of which will be donated to Emergency Food Network.

Community events like this play an important role in helping meet the needs of hungry Pierce County neighbors. Every dollar makes a difference. Emergency Food Network is able to distribute $12 worth of food for every $1 raised. Last year, they provided more than 16 million pounds of food to 70 food banks throughout Pierce County accommodating 1.4 million visits from Pierce County residents in need.

The Poker Run starts at the Emergency Food Network Distribution Center (3318 92nd St S, Lakewood 98499) with riders leaving between 10:00 am – 11:30 am. The run ends at Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm (15208 102nd St E, Puyallup 98374). Riders will stop at multiple locations along the way to collect cards to add to their poker hand. The person with the best poker hand at the end of the run wins. Prizes and awards will be presented at 4:00 pm at the farm.

For more information or to register contact Rolf Gabbe at (253) 770-3749.

The Feed: July 2016 eNews

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In this issue: Brewer’s Night, Partner Program Highlight, Wine and Weeding, Mother Earth Farm Update, 30 Second Survey, Volunteers of the Month, Generous Support

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Eat, Drink and Gamble for a Great Cause

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Attendees of the 3rd annual Casino Royale fundraising event will eat, drink and gamble all for a great cause on Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., at the Tacoma Mountaineers Club.

Hosted each year by Emergency Food Network’s Ambassador Board of young professionals, this lively event will raise funds in support of hunger relief, translating into thousands of meals for food-insecure residents of Pierce County.

Guests of the event will try their luck at Black Jack, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, and Craps, as well as a live raffle, while enjoying appetizers, drinks and an all-around great time. Included in the $50 ticket price is $1,000 of carnival money with which to gamble throughout the evening.

Additionally, non-perishable food items will be collected at the event. Items that are most needed include: peanut butter, canned stews, canned meats, infant formula, baby food, diapers, canned fruits, and canned vegetables.

Community events like this play an important role in helping meet the needs of hungry Pierce County neighbors. Every dollar makes a difference. Emergency Food Network is able to distribute $12 worth of food for every $1 raised. Last year, they provided more than 16 million pounds of food to 70 food banks throughout Pierce County accommodating 1.4 million visits from Pierce County residents in need.

For more information about Casino Royale and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.efoodnet.org/event/casino-royale-2 or (253) 584-1040 or info@efoodnet.org