Greens Bring Joy

Food as medicine for your health, heart and soul. (Laudato Si 32)

CHI Franciscan and St. Joseph Medical Center have long been passionate supporters of the Emergency Food Network (EFN), a food distribution network in Lakewood, WA. Each summer, our team volunteers their time and talent to host an auctioned dinner called Field to Feast at EFN’s Mother Earth Farm, an 8-acre organic haven in the Puyallup Valley. As guests tour the rows of greens, peppers and heirloom tomatoes, they are made aware of how this soil connects hungry families to the foods of their traditions and cultures. For some, greens are just that; but for many, they bring joy to the depths of their beings.

Ron T. Hamakawa

CHI Franciscan, Tacoma, WA