Nourish Pierce County

January 2024 Newsletter

Hi Ken,

Happy New Year! Nourish Food Banks wrapped up our 50th year serving over 59,000 individuals - that's 6% of the total population of Pierce County.

As a whole, Nourish Food Banks saw a 13% increase in guests. We could not have served them all without your support. Thank you!

While we wish our services weren't needed, we are grateful for your partnership in making a significant impact in 2023. We hope you will join us in continuing that work in 2024.

"We appreciate the hard work you all do; it is a valuable asset to the community and helps many people out." - 2023 Nourish Client

Thank you for making an impact!

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Nourish Pierce County served 6% of Pierce County in 2023

Nourish by the Numbers:

in 2023

Guests Received Food: 59,610

Meals Provided: Over 3.4 Million

Hours Volunteered: 40,500+

Amid high costs of living - especially costs of food - we saw a 13% increase from 2022 in guests turning to Nourish for help.

There were a total of 383,093 visits during 2023, with each guest visiting an average of 6.4 times.

Nourish was 100% successful in our goal to provide each guest with enough nutritious food to make 3 meals, 3 days a week, for everyone in their household.

Our mobile food banks saw a 16% increase in 2023, serving 18,053 of our total guests.

The Community Gives Back

On January 5th, a class of 22 Pacific Lutheran University students came out to package meals for our food banks while learning about the impact nonprofits have on the greater community. We had a great time hosting this wonderful group of students and are excited to see the next generation giving back in a meaningful way!

If you are interested in having a group volunteer this year, reach out to us at [email protected]. We look forward to meeting you!

To learn about other volunteer opportunities, click the link below.

Learn More - Volunteer

Bunco & Bubbles

Join us for an evening of food, fun, friends, and of course, BUNCO!

When: February 9, 2024

Where: Fircrest, WA

Cost: $50

A limited number of tickets remain, register via the link below! No host bar will open at 6 pm, followed by a buffet dinner (included in registration) at 6:30 pm.

Come make some new friends and try your luck while supporting Nourish!

Register Now!

Food Facts

January is National Oatmeal Month. Oats are a staple at our food banks. Serving as a popular breakfast food, oats contain many nutrients and with the addition of canned or fresh fruits, oatmeal becomes a well-rounded meal setting our guests up for a successful day.

January 4th was National Spaghetti Day. The U.S. consumes more than 5 billion pounds of spaghetti each year.

January 6th was National Bean Day. One cup of beans can contain up to 15 grams of protein.

January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day. A favorite of our younger guests, peanut butter is an excellent source of protein.

With a monthly gift of $18.53, you can provide each of January's foods to a family of four every month for an entire year.

Round up to a gift of $25 a month and you can provide even more - like bread, rice, pasta sauce, meat, or fruits and vegetables, all of which are needed to make a full nutritious meal.

Give Today

Save the Date

Mark your calendars! Nourish's A Place At Our Table Luncheon is back.

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

At Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA

Your 2023 Tax Letter

We are working hard to process all of our 2023 year end donations and receipts. Keep an eye on your mailboxes for your 2023 tax letter which we plan to send out by the end of the month.

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