Hunger related issues prove vast in our county. Even at our South Sound 2-1-1 call center, food access and services are our top requested need. With this knowledge, the
Hunger-Free Pierce County Collaborative is working to bring community leaders together to identify the most promising opportunities for increasing food security and food access in Pierce County. This Collaborative seeks to end hunger in Pierce County and will do so by bringing leaders together to meet our neighbor's needs.
United Way of Pierce County's role in this Collaborative is to: facilitate collaborations (10+ community partners), provide technical assistance, and measure collective impact.
As a collaborative, we are now able to have the most organized and broad-reaching effect on getting people the food they need in Pierce County. With around $250,000 of investments that have gone directly into the community, thousands of people have already been impacted by this group.
Hunger-Free Pierce County Collaborative is working to end hunger by focusing on:
- Hunger relief
- Providing basic needs
- Building sustainable food systems
Objectives for these goals include:
- Effective advocacy
- Supporting grassroots solutions
- Involving and educating the community
Check back regularly to see the initiative at work! We will actively post updates on projects, investments, and the impact of HFPCC's work.