The Making A Difference Foundation’s Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank program will be partnering with a number of schools in the Tacoma School district to provide thanksgiving meals to families with children as well as groceries that will cover the whole Thanksgiving break from school – so no child goes hungry while not in school. The thanksgiving basket plus groceries will be distributed Monday, November 25, 2019.

Ahndrea Blue (President and CEO) states that “oftentimes, families who struggle to put nutritious meals on the table cannot provide healthy food and snacks for their children when they are not in school. Sometimes, the only healthy food kids receive comes from the lunches they have during school hours. In Pierce County alone, there are 37,520 food-insecure children, which is a food insecurity rate of 18.6% (Feeding America, 2017). To help combat childhood and family hunger in our community, the ECP Food Bank will provide families with groceries that will give them a full Thanksgiving meal and get them through the five-day period before children return to school.”

Eloise’s Cooking Pot continues to serve Tacoma and other Pierce County communities with needed food and other items six days a week during varied hours at the on-site location and with home delivery service. Eloise’s Cooking Pot is one of the largest independent food banks in pierce county with the largest delivery system.  Their goal is to make sure our most vulnerable citizens (children, seniors and homeless) do not go without food.

If you are a family in need, or you know of a family in need, please reach out to MADF to learn how we can help. Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank is located at 3543 E. McKinley Avenue on Tacoma’s east side. They can be reached at 253-212-2778;