Nourish Pierce County urgently needs your help. We are out of soup – a staple at our 25 Food Bank locations throughout Pierce County. It’s a customer favorite during the cold winter months. But our supply is gone and we need a truckload of a variety of soups for our neighbors in need. We need you to come to the rescue! Please be a SOUPER Hero today.
Real People, Real Stories
Hunger happens every day in Pierce County. It affects people of all demographics. It hides behind hard work. It significantly impacts children and seniors. Every day at a Nourish Pierce County food bank, we meet our neighbors. Their stories inspire our work – providing nutritious food with compassion, dignity and respect.
34% of Nourish clients are children ages 18 and younger. 1 in 4 kids in Washington lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table. Summertime is hungry time: Washington ranks 40th out of 50 states in reaching low-income children with summer nutrition. This is our call to action!
Some experts believe that “poverty” is being rebranded as “hunger” so we are not forced to deal with larger systemic issues, such as people not earning a living wage, reduced employment opportunities, the rising cost of goods and services as compared with stagnant or reduced incomes.
The fastest growing group among Nourish clients is people over 55. Many were downsized in the recession and have been unable to find new employment. Seniors are often dealing with lack of transportation, functional limitations or health problems.