Did you know that the Puyallup Food Bank serves more than 70,000 people each year with the 10 tons of food donated each week? That’s more than 1 million nutritious meals every year! These meals are made possible by generous neighbors in our communities and the kind hearts of people like the staff at Sound Family Medicine.
For years, our staff have dedicated November to raising awareness for the need that exists in our communities through an annual food drive. Our four clinics challenge each other through friendly competition to collect donations that will help ensure no one goes hungry this holiday season. This year, our Bonney Lake clinic competed with ATI Physical Therapy to see which team could collect more! The bragging rights are exciting but knowing that they are helping to fill the empty shelves at the Bonney Lake Food Bank is the real motivator.
This caring spirit doesn’t stop with our staff. In fact, the daughter of one of our employees has been inspired to contribute and volunteer at the food bank year round. “When she learned that she was going to have an early release from school last week, she asked if we could spend our afternoon volunteering at the Bonney Lake Food Bank,” proud mom (and SFM Provider Liaison) Tina Kist, shared. Her daughter, Casey, also helped to deliver our recent donation and has become a familiar face at the facility.
You Can Help Too!
Please join us in helping to make sure no one goes hungry this holiday season. Families in our community are especially in need of:
- Peanut butter
- Canned soup, beans and chili
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Canned meat (chicken, tuna, salmon, etc.)
- Packaged entrees, packaged side dishes, seasoned rice, macaroni and cheese, instant potatoes, boxed stuffing, pasta and sauce mixes
- Evaporated milk
- Flour, sugar, oil and other baking items
- Baby diapers
- Baby food and formula
- Female hygiene products
- cash donations are great too!
From our families to yours – Happy Thanksgiving!