4/28: Ahndrea Blue, Eloise’s Cooking Pot Director

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Ahndrea Blue shares how Eloise’s Cooking Pot food bank in East Tacoma continues to serve all members of the community in unique ways.

Interview begins at 6:32.


  • Comcast is extending its policy waiving late payment fees and suspending disconnects for customers through June 30th.
    • Customers data plans will have no limits at no additional charge
    • Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations will be free for anyone to access, including those who do not subscribe to Comcast. A WiFi hotspot map can be found at xfinity.com/wifi.
    • Comcast Internet Essentials home connectivity is available for free to many low-income households through June 30th
  • The web-based resource platform Onward US is now available for Washingtonians at OnwardWA.org. The site acts as a one-stop connector to resources for food, cash assistance, child care, shelter, job training, and job listings.


  • The State Attorney General has issued a cease-and-desist letter to a Seattle-based business that has been selling a so-called COVID-19 vaccine for $400.
    • Local, State, and National Health officials all reiterate that there is currently no cure or vaccine available for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has updated its website to further detail confirmed COVID-19 cases among staff and patients at care facilities.
    • The chart will be updated each Wednesday, but all cases at care facilities are already reflected in overall county case numbers.
  • A group of Seattle-based volunteers has created a website to provide non-political, non-religious, non-commercial resources and institutions focused helping individuals affected by the pandemic. The website is Covid19HelpWA.org.


  • Tacoma City Council will meet today, April 28th, at 5pm. Comments may be emailed to cityclerk@cityoftacoma.org before 4 p.m.
    • The virtual meeting will be broadcast on Facebook LIVE, TV Tacoma, and at tvtacoma.com.
    • Residents can also listen by phone by calling 1-855-747-8824 and providing the passcode 821-5373.
  • Tacoma’s Office of Equity & Human Rights is inviting residents to share their thoughts on the challenges that communities and individuals in the city are facing in regards to the pandemic. Feedback can be submitted by visiting Tacoma.mindmixer.com, or by calling (253) 591-5045.
    • The Human Rights office generally concerns itself with issues of fairness in housing, equal employment opportunities, public accommodation free from discrimination, and civil rights.