Healthy Parkland Initiative
PLU, Trinity Lutheran Church and Emergency Food Network are proud to introduce the Healthy Parkland Initiative– a partnership leveraging the unique resources each brings to the community and collaborating for an even better Parkland with improved healthy food access.
Our activities will include: student volunteer opportunities and service learning connections, increasing awareness of local food and nutrition concerns and research to discover new possibilities for healthy food access.
Trinity Lutheran Church (TLC) – located across the street from PLU - provides a food ministry, a garden and community dinners for the benefit of the neighborhood.
Each of these organizations has opportunities for PLU community members to volunteer their time in service and offers a community connection to learn more about food security in our local community.
Food sorting and packing for over 67 local food banks at EFN’s warehouse
Setting up and organizing the Trinity Lutheran Church food ministry Tuesday and Fridays
Cooking and participating in Trinity’s Community Dinner’s – third Friday each month
Grow food with EFN’s Mother Earth Farm, Trinity or PLU’s garden!
Events and Community Engagement:
Pierce County Hunger Walk – October 6
Can you Bring It – Food Drive – October 1-19
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week – November 17-23
EFN’s annual Empty Bowls Event – November 23
Spring Food Security Symposium hosted by PLU Philosophy Department
Contact Rachel Haxtema, Healthy Parkland Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions