Breaking Hunger Targets Food Insecurity

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Trap shooting, archery, food, and fun. Emergency Food Network’s Breaking Hunger Trap Shooting and Archery Tournament is one of the few fundraising events of its kind in the Northwest.

On August 11, 2017, the Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club will host teams of shooters for this 5th annual event. Shooters at the event will take aim and fight hunger, and will be given the opportunity to break 50 clay pigeons as well as participate in an archery contest. A delicious barbecue is included in the festivities. Participant are encouraged to find friends and family to pledge money to support their efforts.

Individuals of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. Participants will range from some of the top shooters in the state to complete beginners. Awards will be given for skill, but most importantly for raising funds to help provide food for families and individuals in need throughout Pierce County.

Interstate Distributors Co. is the Presenting Sponsor of Breaking Hunger. Other sponsors include Zack Rosenbloom & Associates, Brown & Brown Insurance, and UFCW Local 367.

All funds raised at the event go toward fulfilling Emergency Food Network’s mission “to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse, and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry.” EFN provides 14.8 million pounds of food annually to 68 food pantries, shelters, and meal sites in Pierce County. EFN is the primary distributor of emergency food in the county, distributing $12 worth of food for every $1 donated.

There are still available spots to participate at Breaking Hunger! For more information, to register for the event, or make a donation, visit the Breaking Hunger website (

Adopt-a-Row 101: Weed, compost, repeat!

Girl Scout Troop 40519 was at Mother Earth Farm this past weekend! They are a small but mighty group! This month, they’ve started using hula hoes to dig those stubborn weeds out.




JBLM squadron 627 CS/Cobras’ three rows of Bright Lights Swiss Chard are so pretty! They are clearly keeping this plant healthy. Stay tuned to see what the harvest yields! 




Tacoma-Kenrick #2 Rainbow Girls aren’t letting the heat get them down. This group worked back-to-back weekends weeding their rows, it will be so worth it at the end of the season!



The Feed: July 2017 eNews

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In this issue: Food for Thought, Breaking Hunger, Wine & Weeding, Mother Earth Farm Update, Volunteers of the Quarter, Partner Program Highlight, Generous Support

Eat, Drink, and Gamble for a Great Cause

Attendees of the 4th annual Casino Royale fundraising event will eat, drink, and gamble all for a great cause on Saturday, June 24, 7 pm – 11 pm, at the Tacoma Mountaineers Club.

Hosted each year by Emergency Food Network’s Ambassador Board, 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 14.8 million pounds of food to 68 food pantries throughout Pierce County accommodating 1.3 million visits from Pierce County residents in need.

This year’s Casino Royale event is made possible by the support of generous sponsors committed to helping Emergency Food Network provide food to the community. Sponsors of Casino Royale include: Interstate Distributor Co., Coordinated Care, Financial Insights, HomeStreet Bank, Gordon Thomas Honeywell, and Keller Williams Realty.

For more information about Casino Royale and to purchase tickets visit