2017:

On May 19, FISH Food Banks of Pierce County changed its name to Nourish Pierce County, a name reflecting the organization’s mission and how donors, volunteers and staff work together to serve anyone who needs food. A new logo was unveiled and the organization revealed plans to continue to grow and serve local residents.

2015:
FISH Food Banks served 518,000 individuals facing significant hardships. Since 2008, the community’s need for food distribution through FISH has increased a staggering 132%.

2011:
FISH Food Banks launches the Mobile Food Bank, designed to reach areas of the county with high need but no food bank access. It is Pierce County’s first completely self-contained mobile food bank and one of only a few in the country.

2009:
Recognizing that many food bank clients need more than food, FISH Food Banks becomes the first food bank organization in the county to offer extended services through a “Connection Center” partnership with South Sound Outreach Services (SSO). By making an SSO outreach specialist available onsite in the larger food banks, FISH offers clients a single point of access for dozens of community resources, government subsidies, medical and housing options.

2008:
Southeast FISH expands to add additional space. Edgewood Community FISH moves into new quarters at the Edgewood Community Center on the campus of Mountain View Lutheran Church.

2007:
NW Tacoma FISH consolidates its rotating food bank locations into a single site at Mason United Methodist Church

1984:
FISH adds food banks in Roy and Graham for a total of eleven sites. There are also 25 affiliated food bank locations, more than 600 volunteers, and two full-time paid staff.

1983:
FISH incorporates as FISH Food Banks of Pierce County, including all the Pierce County FISH groups.

1982:
FISH Food Banks partners with The Salvation Army and the Tacoma Rescue Mission to form the Emergency Food Network (EFN).

1980:
FISH Administrative Office moves to Associated Ministries; director becomes full-time. Working relationship between FISH Food Banks and Associated Ministries is formalized with a signed covenant agreement.

1974:
Northwest Tacoma FISH begins operations. Lakes Area FISH also begins, operated by Christ Lutheran Church and Little Church on the Prairie..

1973:
Associated Ministries begins coordinating Food First Food Banks, while southeast Tacoma FISH begins operations at Lutheran Church of Christ the King.

Early 1970s:
A group of Pierce County churches partner to form Food First Food Banks

 

 

 

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