I own several rental homes on the Eastside of Tacoma and am disappointed by the “welcome” that the Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank has received from the TNT, City of Tacoma and East Side leadership (TNT, 11-22).
Judging by the response of over a 1,000 hungry people, the leadership of this community should know a good thing when it sees it. I for one have invested heavily in Tacoma and openly welcome organizations that improve lives and give hope to our community.
I spent time to visit the food bank and found that they obtained a City of Tacoma business license prior to opening and cleaned up area in which they operate, which is zoned for “mixed use.”
Surely with all the negative elements plaguing the East Side (no need to list them), the last thing we should be doing is discouraging a selfless valuable organization from helping people eat.
Please see the wisdom of preserving and supporting the Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank.