Calendar: Pierce County Hunger Walk Sunday at Fort Steilacoom Park

The annual Pierce County Hunger Walk brings together hundreds of people with one common goal, to raise money to feed our neighbors in need.

After 36 years, this year marks the last year Associated Ministries will host the event as they pass the torch to Emergency Food Network to carry on this important work for years to come.

Associated Ministries and Emergency Food Network have come together to provide a fun and rewarding experience for walkers and runners on Sunday, Oct. 2. Participants will enjoy a picturesque course at Fort Steilacoom Park, food, live entertainment, vendors, activities for the kids, and more.

All of of the proceeds will benefit Emergency Food Network, which is a non-profit that provides 16 million pounds of food annually to 70 food banks, hot meal sites and shelters in Pierce County.

To register visit

When: Sunday, Oct. 2

Registration: Noon.

Run:   1 p.m. (10k or 5k)

Walk: 2 p.m. (10k or 5k)

Cost: Teams: $15 adults/$10 youth/$5 kids under 5 years old

Individuals: $25 adults/$15 youth/$5 under 5 years old

Where: Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th SW, Lakewood.  The walk starts and finishes near the playground at the park.

– Associated Ministries


Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, Spotlight on Business Awards, Tin Can Alley (2620 East G Street, Tacoma), 11:30 a.m. Individuals $60-80; tables of 10, $600. Jennifer Chernut 253-683-4881 | email: |

Thursday, Sept. 29 – Tacoma Arts Month, opening party and AMOCAT Arts Awards, Asia Pacific Cultural Center (4851 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma), 6-9 p.m. Free.

Thursday, Sept. 29 – Metro Parks public meeting to discuss Point Defiance park parking and traffic concerns, Point Defiance Pagoda, 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 30 – Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber candidates forum (county executive, 28th Legislative District), Allenmore Pavilion (2013 S Cedar St., Tacoma), 7:30 a.m., free.

Saturday, Oct. 1 – Light’s On event, free auto lamp replacement sponsored by the Automotive Service Association Northwest, Grocery Outlet parking lot (11011 Pacific Highway SW, Tacoma), 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 3 – Pierce Lecture featuring Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr., Schneebeck Concert Hall, University of Puget Sound, 8 p.m., $20.

Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Chambers Creek Regional Park master site plan open house meeting, Environmental Services Building (9850 64th St. W., University Place), 6-7:30 p.m.