Being in community as a nonprofit can make a huge difference for families experiencing tough times. And when nonprofits partner to serve more families together than they could individually, they can reach and help more people.
A great case in point is how Amara and the Making a Difference Foundation are working together to expand the Eloise’s Cooking Pot food pantry in our Pierce County office. What began as a small food pantry will be growing with more robust supports for families in coming months. Furthermore, because we share office space with A Step Ahead, a nonprofit serving infants and toddlers with developmental delays, we are able to serve more families with more nutritious food and provide them with information about resources and supports that can help their families thrive.
Eloise’s Cooking Pot food pantry at Amara was already making a positive impact before the expansion, including for a family who recently moved here from across the country. Soon after arriving, and with no family and friends in the area, the family experienced a significant hardship. A staff member at A Step Ahead mentioned our on-site food pantry, and together we were able to fill this family’s cupboards and refrigerator. The family was so relieved to not only be able to put food on the table, but also to have found the members of their “village,” a network of support to see them through.
Eloise’s Cooking Pot food pantry at Amara’s Pierce County office is open to all, regardless of income. It is open Tuesdays – Fridays at the following times:
- Tuesdays – 1 – 5 pm
- Wednesdays – 10 am – 5 pm
- Thursdays– 10 am – 1 pm
- Fridays – 10 am – 5 pm
We look forward to serving more families in our Pierce County community!