Food Stability

Stories That Make Values Tangible

Stories That Make Values Tangible

Sharon Salyer is our latest placement at North Helpline, a nonprofit that provides basic needs including food, housing and utility assistance. Sharon, a retired award-winning journalist who spent more than three decades at The Herald of Everett, is helping the agency...

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Companis Volunteer, Donor, and Nonprofit Trailblazer

Companis Volunteer, Donor, and Nonprofit Trailblazer

Sumeet Pamma is one of those people powering change. He comes from an agricultural family that emigrated from Punjab, India, and when they landed in California in 1978 his parents resumed farming in their new country. "It's in our blood that we are farmers,” says...

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Companis Volunteers Go Many Places

Companis Volunteers Go Many Places

Zheng Zhou has been volunteering with Companis while working on his Master of Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University. Zheng moved from Beijing, China for the master’s program and sought out Companis as a way to connect to the community and get hands-on...

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Companis Spotlights Food Security

Companis Spotlights Food Security

It was a busy summer for Companis. In addition to a steady stream of volunteer professionals contacting us and conversations with nonprofits about positions that need to be filled, we also celebrated some of our partners who feed our neighbors. The “Companis Spotlight...

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Spotlight on Food Security – What We Heard That Day

Spotlight on Food Security – What We Heard That Day

Gary Davis, Executive Director, Companis: “If we’re not fed and have good nutrition, there’s very little we can do. The people who are inspired to step up and feed their neighbors never ask for the spotlight. But we are sending them love because what they do is so...

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Fully employed with time to serve her neighbors

Fully employed with time to serve her neighbors

Though Gretchen Frankenstein is happily employed full-time, she asked us if we thought there might be a way for her to share her skills as a grant researcher and writer with a Companis partner agency. Indeed, we quickly said, "yes!" Gretchen's day work is with the...

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Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stepping Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit in full force and people’s lives were upended, food insecurity spiked and many families didn’t know where their next meal was coming from. Food banks like the Tukwila Pantry saw a huge increase in people lining up for groceries....

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Companis during Covid: where compassion meets action

Companis during Covid: where compassion meets action

Companis Workers are on the pandemic 'front lines' serving our neighbors facing tough times. Placements with partner agencies that offer food security, health services and housing stabilization services make a difference every day of the week. They're serving our...

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Covid inspired this college student to action

Covid inspired this college student to action

A chance encounter in 2019 led this San Francisco native all the way to a Companis placement with agency partner Tukwila Pantry.  Now he serves hundreds of families each week at King County's second largest food bank. And his inspiration is the Covid...

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