This is a time of great need for many families in our area and many of the food banks in our area are struggling to keep up with the demand.
Our Lt. Governor Joe Loya, has challenged each club in our division to conduct a food drive to help the food banks meet this demand. This challenge will be conducted starting now and continuing until March 30th. Each club will have the opportunity to report their progress in responding to the challenge.
To respond to that challenge, our club has agreed to respond with a financial drive rather than collecting food. Food banks have access to discount and quantity pricing for purchases. Also, funds allow food banks to address specific needs that are not being met by donated foodstuffs.
For years, our Kiwanis Club has weekly collected table donations and forwarded proceeds to the Emergency Food Network. Emergency Food Network provides healthy, nutritious food annually to food pantries, meal sites, and shelters for distribution to families and individuals in need.
The Emergency Food Network is our chosen beneficiary for a food drive. Now, $500 has been pledged by club leadership with the challenge to club members that this pledge be met and hopefully exceeded. Our Foundation has budgeted $200 for the Emergency Food Network.
This is an opportunity for us, as a club, to make a large difference in the lives of many families in our area so we hope that all members of Tacoma Kiwanis Club can get involved at some level.
Donations can be made:
- Check to Kiwanis Club of Tacoma Foundation with “food drive” written in message line and mailed to PO Box 7848, Tacoma WA 98417, or
- Facebook @TacomaKiwanis, or
- Website www.TacomaKiwanis.org, <Donate> button.
Donations will be sent to Emergency Food Network and are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
We encourage every member of the Tacoma Kiwanis Club to join in and participate at a financial level with which they are comfortable. It is a great chance to make an impact on our community and meet the needs of children.