In January, Nourish’s mobile food bank began operations in Tacoma Housing Authority’s (THA) Salishan property. On the first day of service, the food bank hosted approximately 50 clients. Most had never visited a Nourish food bank. At all Nourish food distribution sites, clients select food for every member of their household. This means 163 people benefited from opening day at the Salishan site.
Trish Mozo, Education Services Program Specialist with THA expects this number will increase as word spreads among residents. “This will have a huge impact on the community. Many folks are in wheelchairs or don’t have cars or money for the bus. This will serve a real need.”
This is Nourish’s 19th Mobile Food Bank distribution site in addition to seven “brick and mortar” food bank locations. The Salishan site, located near the Salishan Family Investment Center at 1724 E. 44th St, Tacoma, operates Fridays, 1pm – 3pm.