Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Day of Service

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” On Monday, January 16, we celebrate the life and legacy of [...]

By |2023-01-25T12:30:45-08:00January 25th, 2023|Articles, Blog|

The Importance of Black History Month

Langston Hughes (1902-1967), American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. Rosa Parks (1913-2005), civil rights activist who helped end segregation. Washington Carver (1864-1943), scientist and educator, famous for many inventions including a number of uses for the peanut. Bessie Coleman (1892-1926), civil aviator and the first black woman to fly an airplane. Booker [...]

By |2023-01-25T12:17:53-08:00January 25th, 2023|Articles, Blog|

Why We Do What We Do

For some people who visit the Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank for food assistance, they only need temporary help through a difficult time. They may only need to visit once or twice and they get back on their feet. For others, it is a more ongoing, chronic situation. It can be very humbling having [...]

By |2023-01-25T12:06:22-08:00January 25th, 2023|Articles, Blog|

Tis The Season

Do you or someone you know need extra help for the holiday? We invite anyone who is struggling to reach out for assistance. Please call MADF at 253-212-2778. Making A Difference Foundation is all about being a good neighbor and helping others. We care about our community and listen to any and [...]

By |2023-01-25T13:20:08-08:00December 31st, 2022|Articles, Blog, Uncategorized|

Tacoma Weekly: Sidewalk Ordinance Troubles Food Bank Director

Sidewalk Ordinance Troubles Food Bank Director https://tacomaweekly.com/sidewalk-ordinance-troubles-food-bank-director-p3508-117.htm Open Letter to the Eastside Tacoma Community Regarding Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank: Next to air and water, food is the most basic human need – even above shelter and clothing. When people don’t have their need for food met, several things happen within the community: people, [...]

By |2022-06-30T09:17:47-07:00June 30th, 2022|Blog, Press|

Eloise’s Cooking Pot Featured on Tacoma Weekly

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 [...]

By |2022-06-28T09:37:20-07:00June 28th, 2022|Blog, Press|

Grieving and the New Meaning of Father’s Day

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 [...]

By |2022-11-19T17:50:19-08:00June 17th, 2022|Articles, Blog, Stories|