No Rest For Tacoma Food Banks "It’s horrible in the sense of what we have seen – a drastic and continual incline,” said Eloise’s Cooking Pot founder and executive director Ahndrea Blue. "It’s been crazy. For us, we thought that the numbers would be going backward but that hasn’t happened. We have a different [...]
Grieving and the New Meaning of Father’s Day Fathers are characteristically known to be the foundation of the family, of kids’ lives. They are strong, steadfast, disciplined…different in so many ways than from the nurturing and comforting presence of mothers, but still critical to a child’s well-being and successful development. The loss of either [...]
In Remembrance of ALL Who Served As the unofficial kick-off of summer, Memorial Day is the time when most people start thinking about camping, picnics, longer days, and hot, lazy evenings. But it is important to remember the reasons we have the freedom to enjoy such things. Memorial Day, not to be confused with [...]
Mother’s Day is a special time for all moms and a day we love to celebrate them and acknowledge all the amazing and wonderful ways they have contributed to our lives. This year, we would like to give a special shout-out to all the single moms who are doing the duty of both parents, [...]
Don’t Let Inflation Dampen Your Easter This Year As the first “normal” Easter since the start of the pandemic, it feels good to get back to some of the usual holiday traditions. For many, this means time spend with family going to church service, taking the kids to Easter egg hunts, and having a [...]
It’s common knowledge that green is the traditional color of St. Patrick’s Day. We see it in the St. Paddy’s Day parades. People from all over wear green clothing so as not to get pinched. We see green added to food and beer for a festive flair. Green, non-toxic dye is even added to [...]
We don’t do it for the accolades and praise. And we certainly don’t do it for the money or financial reward. Because there isn’t much of any of that when it comes to what we do. Working in a nonprofit, in social work of any sort, can be a real challenge and it takes [...]
February is Black History Month. This is the time to recognize and celebrate the contributions, sacrifices, and legacy of African Americans throughout history.
Too many people in our own backyard face food lack daily. The USDA says that more than 38 million people, including 12 million children, in the United States are food insecure. And many of the households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition program assistance so they must visit food banks like Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank for extra support.
While ALL of us are certainly burnt out over the pandemic and life not getting back to full normal yet, not all of us had to – or continue to -- work straight through the crisis, putting our own health and the health of our families on the line.