Nourish Pierce County

December 2023 Newsletter

Hi Ken,

Nourish Food Banks have had an amazing 50 years! From our beginning as FISH, we have come a long way, never losing sight of the incredible community we continue to serve.

This year, we have served 6% of the total population of Pierce County, ensuring over 57,000 individuals have access to nutritious food.

"Kids should not have to worry that they're going to be hungry, that's why I'm happy I have Nourish Food Banks, so that my kids won't have to go through what I went through." Growing up, Ana's family didn't always have everything they needed, including food. Upon moving to Pierce County, she found herself in a similar situation and turned to Nourish to make ends meet. "Nourishment can be substance, or it can be spiritual, I feel like Nourish Food Bank is the place where the two combine."

As food costs continue to rise and the need for food banks increases, we are so glad we can serve those in need in our community. No one should go hungry, especially this time of year.

Celebrating 50 Years of Nourishing the Community

Watch the Video Here

Nourish Pierce County has served 6% of Pierce County in 2023

Nourish by the Numbers:

As of December 1, 2023

Guests Received Food: 57,423

Meals Provided: Nearly 3.2 Million

Hours Volunteered: 36,769

The Community Gives Back

On December 6th, the Puyallup Tribe Charity Trust granted Nourish Pierce County $60,000 to purchase food for our many food banks. We are thankful for the incredible support we have received from the Puyallup Tribe and are so excited to learn more about the many organizations they support as we continue to partner with them in the new year!

Thank you, Puyallup Tribe of Indians and Tribal Council Members Fred Dillon and Anna Bean. We are honored to partner with you to nourish our neighbors in need!

Photo: Fred Dillon - Tribal Council Member, Marion Sharp - Nourish Development Director, Kelsey Wiora - Nourish Grants Coordinator, and Anna Bean - Tribal Council Member

Bank of America team members came out to package food for December meals.

On Saturday, December 16th, the Ruston Fire Department donated 1,163 pounds of food to Nourish's Northwest Food Bank.

DaVita Kidney Care team came together in loving memory of their teammate Pam Smith to package meals on December 15.

The Mount Rainier Region VCCA stopped by Nourish's Edgewood Food Bank to donate $500 on December 16th.

Holiday Fundraisers

Thank you to all the local businesses and community groups who have come together to give back this holiday season!

Frugals donated the proceeds of their Giving Gouda burger for the month of November.

Hops 'n' Drops in Frederickson gave 20% of their dinner proceeds from December 13th.

The Baker Building Condo Association raised over $2,000 in their annual fund drive for Nourish Food Banks.

Oldtown Cooperative Preschool students raised over $700 for Nourish.

If you're interested in hosting a fundraiser for Nourish, contact

Thank You Incline Cider!

Since 2021, Incline Cider has been supporting Nourish Pierce County. This incredible partnership has raised over $1,200 by donating $1 from every pint of their beneficiary tap to Nourish food banks.

Stop by Incline Cider this holiday season and enjoy a pint of delicious cider while giving back to your neighbors in need!

Incline Cider

2115 South C Street,

Tacoma WA 98402

Upcoming Closures

All Nourish Pierce County Food Banks will be closed due to the holidays and our annual inventory on the following dates.

December 22 - 25, 2023 AND December 28, 2023 - January 1, 2024

It's the Season of Giving

There are many ways to give back to Nourish Pierce County this holiday season. We have had many corporate and community groups volunteer, host fundraisers, or donate to help support the increased need for food over the holidays.

If you are interested in supporting your neighbors in need, click the link below to find out how!

P.S. Did you know you can donate through your IRA, Donor Advised Fund, or through a gift of stock? Contact our Development Director, Marion Sharp at to get started.

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