Food banks anticipate continued upsurge of clients (via Tacoma Weekly)

"...At Eloise’s Cooking Pot, the number of those seeking food is up while funding and food donations have decreased, according to founder and director Ahndrea Blue. About 500 new deliveries were just added this week. "It’s crazy,” she said. “We usually see 19,000 people a month and within three weeks we’ve had a 75 percent [...]

By | April 10th, 2020|News|

Happy Easter

Whether you celebrate Easter as the holiday recognizing the resurrection of Jesus Christ or you simply enjoy it more as a children’s holiday full of egg hunts and chocolate, Easter definitely symbolizes a day of renewal and hope.  In these unprecedented times we have been facing over the last few months, with stay-at-home orders and full-on quarantines, it is [...]

By | April 10th, 2020|Articles, Blog|

We talk a lot about supporting restaurants. Here’s how you can help feed others (via The News Tribune)

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED ELSEWHERE Eloise’s Cooking Pot, a program of the Making A Difference Foundation based on Tacoma’s Eastside, serves about 30,000 Pierce County families and distributes more than 2 million pounds of food annually, about 40 percent through home delivery. As COVID-19 spread, the organization switched to a pickup model for its onsite pantry [...]

By | April 9th, 2020|Blog, News|

Eloise’s Cooking Pot Responds to COVID-19

RESPONDING TO COVID-19 Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people in Pierce County faced food insecurity, living without any guarantee of where their next meal would come from. With the unfolding of the Coronavirus crisis, the number of food-insecure people has dramatically risen, leaving some of the most vulnerable members of our community without [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|Articles, Blog|

Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank now offers Home Delivery Food Services to Essential Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 Crisis

In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, The Making A Difference Foundation (MADF) announces the Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank in Tacoma is now offering home delivery food services to essential healthcare workers who are on the frontlines of the crisis in Pierce County. The MADF wants to help those who are working to help [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|Blog, News|

Celebration Through Service – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” ― Martin Luther King Jr. In his famed “Drum Major Instinct” sermon given on February 4, 1968, at Ebenezer Baptist Church at Atlanta, Georgia, a mere two months before his assassination, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “We all [...]

By | January 16th, 2020|Articles, Blog|

How to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others by Shopping on Amazon.com

You can support MADF through Amazon Smile - by logging into smile.amazon.com and choosing Making A Difference Foundation as your charity, Amazon will automatically donate a % of your purchase total to MADF at no cost to you. How to set up Amazon Smile: Step 1: In [...]

By | January 14th, 2020|Articles, Blog|

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather (heavy snow, frozen roads, flooding or fire), Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank will operate or cancel service according to official Tacoma School District closures. If the Tacoma School district is closed, Eloise’s Cooking Pot will also be closed. Eloise’s Cooking Pot will rely on the following sources to determine [...]

By | January 10th, 2020|Articles, Blog|
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