The Transportation Club of Tacoma recently donated more than $32,000 to the Emergency Food Network of Pierce County.
“We are so grateful for our relationship with the amazing members of the Transportation Club of Tacoma,” said Emergency Food Network Executive Director Helen McGovern-Pilant. “Over the years, as the need in our hunger relief program has grown, we have always been able to count on their support.”
The Transportation Club of Tacoma began its support of the Emergency Food Network 15 years ago and organizes canned food drives, as well as hosts live and silent auctions. Over the past four years, the organization has contributed more than $130,000 directly to the Emergency Food Network.
“We are amazed at the sum we were able to donate to the Emergency Food Network this year,” said Transportation Club of Tacoma Director Lori Kincannon, who presented a check for $32,353 to Emergency Food Network officials earlier this month. “Our membership is proud to support this organization and help them accomplish their goals. We know that every dollar raised will be spent to help those in need in our local community.”
The Emergency Food Network of Pierce County began as a program in 1982 when the leadership of FISH Food Banks, Tacoma Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, and Associated Ministries recognized a community need to resource emergency food collectively. Originally designed to meet a temporary need caused by the economic recession of the 1980s, the Emergency Food Network became an independent non-profit organization in 1991. The Pierce County emergency food system includes 70 food banks and hot meal sites providing over 15 million meals annually. More information is available online efoodnet.org.
The 90-year-old, 500-member Transportation Club of Tacoma is a non-profit organization made up of transportation professionals, as well as people who have an interest in local and global transportation and logistics. More information is available online at transportationcluboftacoma.org.