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HUNGER: Groups working to feed Pierce County

The request for food assistance has grown more than 52 percent in Pierce County in the last four years. To meet that need it is crucial that the Emergency Food Network partner with organizations such as Northwest Harvest. EFN will distribute more than 15 million pounds of food to 67 food banks, meal sites and shelters this year in Pierce County.

A News Tribune article noted that the LeMay – America’s Car Museum and Northwest Harvest are having a food drive. If you bring two items you will receive a discount. Thank you, but the article incorrectly stated that

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FOOD DRIVE: Carriers support community

Local food banks and hot meal sites are responding to an unprecedented need for emergency food among children, adults and seniors. Food bank visits in Pierce County have increased more than 40 percent in the past year.

During the first quarter of 2010, food banks responded to more than 267,351 visits, and hot meal sites provided over 185,908 meals. Emergency food providers are struggling to keep up with the extraordinary demand for food in our community. While local food programs strive to provide food to every person who requests it, recently they have been forced to give smaller quantities of

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