Our annual Holiday Food Drive was launched at our 5th Annual Tacoma Business Vision Lunch on October 17th and ended on November 8th. There were 415 pounds of non-perishable foods donated at the luncheon and a total of $13,560 in cash donations made by our supporters. Thank you so much! Because of you, many families will be fed over the coming holidays. The Empowerment Center in Tacoma will be putting together Holiday Baskets and distributing them to the families!
The primary focus of The Empowerment Center since 2003 has been to wage war against hunger. Their goal is to divert good wholesome food away from the sanitary landfill to the table of more than 700 families per week through their food distribution network, which also includes distribution to other nonprofit organizations throughout the region.This is accomplished with a 100% volunteer workforce, many of whom are unemployed, underemployed, and/or branded unemployable. Their Employment Development Component has been instrumental at putting many of these volunteers to work and diverting them from homelessness, restoring them to self-sufficiency.