The Federal Way Community Caregiving Network (FWCCN) has provided help to low income residents of the communities of Federal Way and Northeast Tacoma since 1988. Our mission is to help families stay in their homes. We offer hope to families by providing the basic elements of survival: food and shelter. We do this through the following services: rent assistance, temporary motel stays, gasoline vouchers, discounted bus passes, and donated items such as coats, hats, gloves, blankets, and personal hygiene items. We also serve two hot meals weekly at two Federal Way churches.
The Souper Supper fundraising event began in 2000 when the Caregiving Network realized the community's low-income population needed more help than it could provide on its limited budget. The supper is our organization’s primary way of obtaining funds and goes a long way towards helping us complete our mission. Our next Souper Supper is October 6th, 2023.
Proceeds support our Emergency Services, Community Suppers and 2 Federal Way Community Gardens, which assist our low-income neighbors with food, rent, shelter, gasoline and other basic needs.
For the first 15 years, members of the community gathered at Steel Lake Presbyterian Church in late October for this fabulous, fun event. In 2015, the 16th Annual Souper Supper changed to a new location, Saghalie Middle School. In 2016, we returned to Steel Lake Presbyterian. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the event was hosted at the Christian Faith Center. Due the pandemic no fundraisers were held in 2020 and 2021. The fundraiser has returned this year, 2022, with some changes but is still a soup/salad dinner event. 2023 "Souper Supper" scheduled for October 6th, 2023.
Photographs courtesy of Bruce Honda
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Photographs courtesy of Bruce Honda.