Growing Vegetables & Awareness Since 1982
The mission of the Emergency Food Network is to “provide a reliable food supply so that no person in Pierce County goes hungry.” EFN began as a program of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation in 1982 to serve as Pierce County’s central storage and distribution center for emergency food programs. In 1985, it was transferred as a program to Associated Ministries. Originally designed to meet a temporary need caused by the economic recession of the 1980’s, it became apparent in the early 1990’s that the need for such a community service had grown. In response, EFN became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1991.