After extensive research, the task force determined that the Springbrook neighborhood, because of its isolated geography and high percentage of low-income families, needed a mobile food bank. The Food Connection agreed to launch this program and since April 2006 Springbrook residents can count on reliable food assistance every week at two locations in their neighborhood.
For over a decade, the Food Connection operated from the south side of the Tahoma Hope Center on South 14th and Yakima Avenue. As our programs expanded, this facility could no longer accommodate the need of our community. Our Children’s Programs operated off-site, dividing important resources into two locations. Large equipment like our walk-in refrigerators and freezers had reached the end of their life. Our clients had to face non-accessible stairwells, cramped hallways, and limited selection. We needed a new space.