The Pierce County Veterans Emergency COVID-19 Assistance program serves eligible Pierce County military or veteran households, who because of the COVID-19 emergency or the response to that emergency, have suffered financial hardship and now lack sufficient income or resources to pay rent. Program recipients are eligible to receive three (3) months of emergency rent / mortgage assistance. Payments are [...]
Ahndrea Blue shares how Eloise’s Cooking Pot food bank in East Tacoma continues to serve all members of the community in unique ways.
"...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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
A Tacoma food bank that helps struggling families has found itself on the receiving end of help after it was targeted by criminals. 'We just want to make sure everybody can eat and they're allowed to come every day that we're open,' said Samantha Ball, manager at Eloise's Cooking Pot Food Bank. Read the full [...]
The MADF makes a difference in education by providing scholarships annually to individuals who are furthering their education. They also partner with schools, non-profits, churches, and other programs by making financial contributions to their educational programs. Scholarships are selected by the MADF Scholarship Selection Committee and awards are made in the amount of $1,500 to [...]
“Making a difference in people’s lives one person at a time,” Ahndrea Blue emphatically states as she began to describe her life’s work, The Making A Difference Foundation (MADF), a local non-profit organization she founded in 2003.