Fight hunger! Pierce County Hunger Walk 2016
You are needed in the battle against hunger in our communities!
One in six individuals in Pierce County is food insecure. It’s not always obvious who in our community is experiencing hunger – your elderly neighbor, a child in your own kid’s classroom, or that friendly clerk in your favorite store. Many members of our community are just a paycheck, a medical emergency or a change in family structure away from needing our support.
Approximately 60,000 students in Pierce County are receiving free and reduced meals, but in the summer and during school breaks their need for nutritious and consistent food increases.
Even now our seniors are challenged with making difficult decisions about paying for medicine or purchasing food. Seniors who may have had unforeseen medical issues lost pension during the recession and who are now on a fixed income are struggling to secure their basic needs.
Click this button and make a commitment to solve this desperate situation. Join Associated Ministries’ 36th Annual Hunger Walk on October 2nd as a volunteer, a walker, or make a donation.
The event brings together churches, schools, community organizations, businesses and individuals to raise funds to fight food insecurity in Pierce County. The funds raised go to Emergency Food Network which distributes food through food banks, meal sites, shelters and mobile food banks in Pierce County.