If no state budget is approved, food banks will not receive funds from the state to help keep doors open and shelves stocked. That’s the message we received this week. Deadline for avoiding a government shutdown is July 1.
Our neighbors who come to the Southeast Tacoma FISH Food Bank would be seriously affected. Many are hard-working families with multiple jobs who struggle to make ends meet. We serve thousands of active military personnel and veterans. Nearly 40 percent of clients are children ages 0-18. In fact, Southeast Tacoma FISH serves more people than any other in Pierce County, providing nutritious food …