The Issue: Food Insecurity in Pierce County
In 2011, Pierce County food banks had more than a million total visits from people in need, a 6% increase from the year before. Additionally, in a 2008 Community Needs Assessment for Pierce County Community Services, 31% of respondents said that someone in their household had gone hungry from lack of food in the last year.
The Campaign: Distributing Meals to Local Food Banks
If this Grassroots campaign raises $350, matched to become $700, then Emergency Food Network can distribute 2,025 meals to Seattle-area food banks. Each additional $14 donation will provide 81 more meals for distribution.
Emergency Food Network
Emergency Food Network (EFN) strives to provide a reliable food supply to 67 food banks and hot-meal sites to ensure that no one in Pierce County goes hungry. Each year, EFN supplies more than 13 million pounds of nutritious food—including fresh produce from its 8-acre organic Mother Earth Farm—for distribution to families and individuals from low-income households.