Times are tough for a lot of folks in the community right now, and food insecurity continues to be a very real challenge. There a number of food banks in the Tacoma area that are committed to providing local residents with a diverse and nutritious food supply so that no one goes hungry. You can support these organizations with your time (as a volunteer), with your money and/or by donating food items. A few helpful tips are below.
Animal shelters are also in particular need during the winter months. Volunteers tend to get busy with other activities during the holidays, leaving animals awaiting adoption in need of love and attention. Donations of time and money are always welcome, but donating supplies can also save staff the time and hassle of making trips away from the shelter. Ask them what food, toys and bedding they might need and spread the word to your fellow animal lovers.
One of the things about living in Tacoma that Jeff and I have particularly enjoyed is the opportunity to give back to the community. Whether it’s through the arts, higher education or social services, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Hopefully this post has given you a few ideas.