Statewide Flag Lowering for Three Firefighters

Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Tom Zbyszewski, 20; Richard Wheeler, 31; and Andrew Zajac, 26, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in their memory on Sunday, August 30, 2015. These three firefighters were killed when their truck crashed as they tried to escape the Okanogan Complex of wildfires. [Read more…]

Annual DuPont food drive a success

DuPont food drive donations stream in

By Emily Happy

DuPont’s 18th annual food drive collected more than 4,000 pounds of food! On Saturday, August 8, a volunteer crew rounded up bags of non-perishable food donations from front porches, and volunteers and residents gathered at the DuPont Fire Station to load donations into the FISH Food Banks truck. All donations go directly to serving people in need at the Lakes FISH Food Bank, which assists DuPont families. [Read more…]

Want to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors?

By Sue Potter

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? FISH Food Banks of Pierce County is recruiting for volunteer positions at Lakes FISH Food Bank, located in Lakewood at 6900 Steilacoom Boulevard.

Volunteer Positions include: Assistant Manager, Floor Lead, Check-in Desk Attendant, Box Truck Driver, Storage Pod Lead, Dispenser and Runners. [Read more…]

St. Leo Food Connection joins Macy’s to fight hunger in Pierce County

Shop for a Cause with the Food Connection and Macy's

By James Harper

TACOMA, WA – The Food Connection will partner with Macy’s by inviting our supporters to Macy’s 10th annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 29, 2015. Supporters can purchase shopping passes from the Food Connection now. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the country. [Read more…]