Food Banks

Tacoma & Pierce County Food Banks


Note: Food banks often change their hours and days of operation. Call first to confirm this information. Many food banks require an appointment as well as proof of ID, residency, social security, etc. Some may limit number of visits per year.

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Additional Food Bank Resources

Location
Hours
Phone
Notes
BASH (Bikers Against Statewide Hunger)
118 - 141 St. Ct. S.
Tacoma, WA
98444
Wed & Thur:
10 am - 2 pm
531-9600
Walk in and some home delivery; Must sign up; Require a current month's utility bill or bank statement with address to verify residency; No exceptions
Special Diet
Tacoma - Central
Tacoma Seventh Day Adventists Community Services
3108 Portland Ave.
98402
Mon - Thur:
10am - 2:45pm
272-8289
Provides food baskets only for people on special diets who cannot get the food they need from regular food banks; Serves people who have special dietary needs, cancer, AIDS or diabetic patients whose needs aren't met at a food pantry
Legal Immigrants -DSHS
(Food Assistance Program for Legal Immigrants)
Monday - Fri:
9 am - 5 pm 
1 (877) 501-2233 A state-funded program to provide food assistance for those ineligible for the Federal Food Stamp Program because of the immigrant provisions in the law
Location
Hours
Phone
Notes
Bonney Lake Food Bank
18409 Veteran's Memorial Dr. E
Tues - Fri:
10 am - 1 pm

Tues & Fri: 5 pm - 7 pm
253- 863-4043
Last walk-ins must arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to close; Proof of address and photo ID required
Browns Point NOURISH
Browns Point UMC
5339 Browns Point Blvd NE
Fri 4:30-6:00 pm
253- 886-2463
New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Buckley Kiwanis 98321
Wed: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fri: 9 a.m. - 12 noon
253- 266-7309
White River School District only; If new, bring ID, proof of residence in WRSD & ID for other household members
Buckley
Bread of Life
98321
Tues: 5-7 p.m.;
Wed & Fri:
10 am - 1 pm
360- 897-9005
N/A
Eatonville
Eatonville Family Agency
305 W. Center St.
98328
Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri
9 am - 2 pm
Closed lunch hour
360- 832-6805
Eatonville school district residents; Proof of address, photo ID & HH member proof required
Eatonville
Living Word Assembly of God (St. Joseph Storehouse)
540 Eatonville Hwy W.
98328
Tues: 10 am - 1 pm
360- 832-4220
Bring ID if new
Edgewood Community NOURISH
Mountain View Lutheran Church
3607 122 Ave. E., Suite B
98372
Thur:
3:30-6:30 pm
Sat:
11 am - 2 pm
253-826-4654
New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Elouise Cooking Pot Food Bank
3543 E. McKinley
Tacoma 98404
Tue - Fri:
noon - 4 pm
Sat:
11 am - 3 pm
253-426-1994
Bring photo ID
Fife / Edgewood / Milton
St Martin's Catholic Church
Mon, Wed & Fri;
Call for appointment
between 9 am and 12 noon
253-922-0960
Must call prior to pick up; Appointments between 12:30 and 2 p.m.; If new, picture ID and proof of local residency needed
Fort Lewis
Bread of Life Food Bank
8810 Lawndale Ave. SW
Lakewood 98498
Thursday: 1-5 pm
253-582-2515
Serves Fort Lewis & McChord and zip codes 98303, 98327, 98388, 98433m 98438, 98439, 98498 & 98499; Requires proof of address and EBT card and proof for all HH members; Closed beginning of July and Christmas-to-New Year's holidays
Gig Harbor FISH
4425 Burnham Dr.
98332
Mon & Fri:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed & Thur:
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
253-858-6179
Serves Gig Harbor/Key Peninsula residents only. Picture ID and proof of residence necessary.
Also provides household items and clothing.
Graham / S. Hill NOURISH
Holy Disciples Church
10425 187th St. E.
Puyallup, WA 98374
Mon & Fri:
10:00 am-1:30 pm;
Wed:
2:00 - 6:00 pm
253- 846-3805
New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Jackson Street NOURISH
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
7410 S. 12th St.
Tacoma  98465
Last Wed of month
5:00 - 7:00 pm
253- 383-3164
New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Lakebay
Key Peninsula Community Services
17015 9th St. Ct KPN
Lakebay 98349
Tues, Thur & Fri:
10am-12noon & 12:45-2 pm;
Wed:
11am-12noon & 12:45-5:45 pm
253- 884-4440
Provides food to low income Peninsula residents. Photo ID and letter with name on it required. Can visit once per month. Break closet open until 4p.m. on Food Bank days.
Key Peninsula
NOURISH Mobile Bank
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
12521 134th Ave., KPN
98329
Friday 4:30 - 6:30 pm    
Lakewood
Lakes NOURISH
United Methodist Church at Lakewood
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW 98499
Mon: 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Wed & Fri: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
253-581-1116
New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Lakewood
Prince of Peace
10333 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Tues: 12 noon - 3 pm
253-584-2565
Need proof of address and proof of HH members (IDs, report cards, etc.)
Nourish Pierce County
1702 South 72nd St, Ste E
Tacoma, WA 98408
Administration Offices 253-383-3164  
Orting
224 Washington Ave. SE
Orting, WA 98360
Mon: 3-6 pm
Wed: 12 noon - 3 pm
Fri: 9 am- 12 noon
360-893-0095
Food distributed by appointment only. Call for openings. Must be low income and live in the 98360 zip code or anyone in the Orting School District.  Provides home delivery to temporarily or permanently homebound seniors and disabled adults.
Parkland
Parkland First Baptist Church
11222 10th Ave., S.
98444
Tues & Thur:
11 am - 2 pm;
Thur: 4-6 pm
for students or day-job people
253-535-1293
Provides food items to people living in zip codes 98387, 98444, 98445, 98446 and 98447; Must have Washington State ID and two pieces of documents verifying proof of current address; Allowed one visit per month
Puyallup
All Saints Community Services
204 6th Ave., SW
98371
Monday - Thur:
10 am -12 noon
1-3 pm
848-2000
Call or visit the office to enroll in our food bank delivery program; Home food deliveries available once every 30 days; Must reside in Puyallup area (zip codes 98371-4)
Puyallup
Salvation Army
4009 9th St., SW
98373
Mon & Tues
9-11 am
1-2:30 pm

Thur 9 am-1 pm
841-1491
Walk-in OK; Please bring ID
Puyallup
Puyallup FISH
110 23rd St.
98371
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri:
12 noon - 3 pm
Last Thur of the month:
5:30 pm
848-5240
Appointment necessary; No walk-ins; Park on street; Limited space so be on time; Services zip codes 98352, 98360, 98371, 98372, 98373, 98374, 98375 or 98360
Roy
NOURISH Mobile Bank
Near Chevron
403 McNaught Rd St.
98580
Wed & Fri:
1:00 pm - 3 pm

New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Spanaway
NOURISH 
Mobile Bank
Bethel HS
22215 38th Ave., E
98387
Wed: 4:30-6:30 pm

New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Spanaway
NOURISH Mobile Bank
Former Spanaway Elementary School
Pacific Ave & 166th
98387
Tuesday
4:30 - 6:30 pm
  New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Steilacoom
We Love Steilacoom Association
Steilacoom Food Pantry
1314 Nisqually
98388
Second Wed & fourth Sat:
10-11:30 am;
Call for appointment
253-581-1076
Must live within the Historical Steilacoom School District boundaries; Also serves DuPont, Anderson Island and some 98498; Clients must call after 9 a.m. to reserve a spot; Emergency bags are provided during the month for those experiencing a temporary crisis
Sumner
Sumner Community Food Bank
15625 Main St. E
98390
By appointment
Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri:
12:30-3 pm
Thursday: 5-7 pm
253-863-3793
Must live in Sumner or Lake Tapps, 98390 or 98391; Call in morning 9:15 a.m. - 12 noon to pick up; Bring proof of address and picture ID
Sumner
St. Andrew's Food Bank
1401 Valley Ave.
98390
Tues: 10 am - 12 noon;
Wed: 3-6 pm;
Fri: 10 am - 12 noon
253-863-2253
Need to bring picture ID and proof of address; Serves Sumner School District and homeless
Tacoma - Hilltop
St. Leo Food Connection
1323 S. Yakima
98405
Tues 10-11, 11:30-3:30, 4-5:30; Wed 10-11, 11:30-2:30; Thur 11:30-3:30, 4-5;30; Fri 10-11, 11:30-3:30; Sat 10-11, 11:30-1:30
253-383-5048
Serves Pierce County residents; Bring verification of HH members and a bag or box in which to carry foodstuff
Tacoma - Hilltop
Allen AME Church
Allen Food Pantry
1223 MLK Jr. Way
98405
Tues & Thur:
10 am - 1 pm
253-572-5733
Anyone served; Picture ID required; Non-food, personal items if available
Tacoma - Hilltop
New Jerusalem Food Bank
Second, third, fourth and fifth Sat of each month:
11 am - 2 pm
253-572-6785
Clothing bank; Spanish spoken
Tacoma - Hilltop
My Sister's Pantry
621 Tacoma Ave.
98402
First & third Mon:
5-7 pm;
Fourth Sat:
10:30 am -12:30 pm
253-627-1186
Distributes groceries, produce and pastries; Serves a hot meal; Has clothing bank available
Tacoma - Northwest NOURISH
Mason United Methodist Church
2710 N. Madison
98407
Wed: 12 noon - 4:00 pm
Sat: 11:30 am - 3 pm
253-756-4974
New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Tacoma - Central
Salvation Army
1501 - Sixth Ave.
98405
Mon & Tues:10:30 am - 3 pm
Thur & Fri: 10:30 am - 3 p.m.
253-572-8452
Must apply in person; If app is completed and turned in by 2:30 p.m. will be seen same day; Photo ID, Social Security card and proof of residency needed
Tacoma - South
Bounty Food Bank
5634 S. Park Ave.
98408
Mon: 9-11 am
253-475-7098
Picture ID and proof of residence required
Tacoma - East/Southeast
S.E. Tacoma NOURISH
1704 E. 85
98445
Mon & Fri:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm;
Wed:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
253-531-4530
New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
No one in need will be turned away.
Tacoma - East
Elouise Cooking Pot Food Bank
3543 E. McKinley
98404
Tues 11:30-4:30
Thur 9-5
Fri 11:30-4:30
Sat 10:30-3:30
253-426-1994
ID required; Food, household items, hygiene products, baby items, pet food; Specialize in ethnic food; Will deliver to seniors and people who are disabled

Weekly home delivery possible for most vulnerable population
Tacoma - West
Jackson Street
Food Bank @
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
7410 S. 12th St.
Tacoma, WA 98465
Last Wed: 5:00 - 7:00 pm
253-564-4402 Located in church basement. No need for proof of ID or proof of need but must give zip and size of family. 3-day supply of food provided depending on size of family
Tillicum / Woodbrook
Community Center Food Bank
14919 Washington Ave., SW
98498
Mon, Wed & Fri: 1-2 p.m.
253-584-1280
Serves Tillicum and Woodbrook residents only; Bring proof of residency and ID or SS cards for all HH members; Make appointment between 9 & 11 a.m. to schedule same-day pickup between 1 and 2 p.m.
University Place
Families Unlimited Network
2610 Sunset Dr., W.
98466
Tues: 12 noon - 3 p.m.; 
Thurs 3:30 - 5 p.,m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 12 noon
253-460-3134 
Serves Pierce County residents. Must bring picture ID and proof of residence. May use once per month.