Fundraiser Equals 2.1 Million Meals for Emergency Food Network

Photo by Matty Photo & Motion.

Emergency Food Network’s annual Abundance Dinner and Auction on Oct. 26 hosted more than 450 people at the McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College. People came with non-perishable food donations and the event also raised more than $430,000 to help provide meals for hungry people throughout the area. For every dollar donated, Emergency Food Network is able to provide five meals for a family in need.

“The generosity shown by attendees of this event was absolutely amazing,” said Michelle Douglas, CEO at Emergency Food Network. “There was a palpable energy of caring, passion, and commitment to helping our neighbors in need. Guests all over the room gave and many pledged monthly donations to support our mission all year long.”

In Pierce County, more than 1.3 million guests visited food sites in 2018. Emergency Food Network distributes about 13.9 million pounds of food every year to 80+ food pantries, meal sites, and shelters throughout the county. The auction will fund about 14 percent of the organization’s operating budget.

For more information about Emergency Food Network and its mission “to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse, and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry,” visit

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