Nourish Pierce County Mobile Food Bank rolls onto Bates Technical College campus with celebration

Posted: February 07, 2019

The Nourish Pierce County food bank will serve students and community Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. –Students at Bates Technical College and community members in need will soon have a new location to obtain free perishable and non-perishable food items. The Nourish Pierce County Mobile Food Bank will park at the South Campus, 2201 South 78th Street, in Tacoma, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. beginning on February 14.

this partnership will make a difference in the lives of our students and their families.

To celebrate the partnership and boost awareness of the mobile food pantry, Bates Technical College will host a grand opening event on Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at South Campus.

“We are excited to bring this much-needed resource to our college community, which will augment the student government-led food pantry efforts at each of our three campuses,” said Bates Technical College President Lin Zhou. “The college cares about the health and well-being of our students, and this partnership will make a difference in the lives of our students and their families.”

The celebration is free and open to the public. To learn more about Nourish Pierce County and the mobile food bank, please visit To learn more about Bates Technical College, visit

About Bates Technical College

Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in nearly 50 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.

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