Local Stores Pitch In

The Blessing has been grateful for the help of local supermarkets for allowing food drives outside their store fronts. The generosity of the store managers and shoppers who purchase an item or two and drop it off on their way out has been astounding. Fred Meyer of James Center allowed a food drive this fall, and the results were incredible.  It has been an encouragement both for the guests at The Blessing and the volunteers.

We are grateful for the generosity of Fred Meyer.

We are grateful for the generosity of Fred Meyer.

Thanks to some of our volunteers: Bryce Asberg, Addie Bush, and Derek ____.

Thanks to some of our volunteers: Bryce Asberg, Addie Bush, and Derek Matney.

 

In Memory of Paul

Paul Snyder, a main supporter and volunteer at The Blessing and member of Tacoma Alliance, passed away Oct. 4. Paul is remembered for his contribution to The Blessing, providing security and preparation for each week, as well as whatever else was needed. He would often do behind-the-scenes work that kept the food bank operational, and without him the job could have never been done. Tacoma Alliance misses him dearly, and our prayers are with his wife, Verna, and their family.

Paul Snyder June 22, 1945-Oct. 4, 2013

Paul Snyder June 22, 1945-Oct. 4, 2013

At the memorial service held at Tacoma Alliance, the sanctuary was filled to capacity with those who were influenced by Paul during his life. Paul was the football equipment manager at Stadium High School, and the entire team came to honor his memory.

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The Stadium team also honored Paul by having a moment of silence during their homecoming game the next weekend. They encouraged fans to bring food items for The Blessing and support the ministry that Paul was involved in. It was amazing to see the love for Paul shown through so many donations.

Items collected from Stadium High School's food drive in honor of Paul

Items collected from Stadium High School’s food drive in honor of Paul