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Free food pantries Pierce County Washington.

Tacoma and Pierce County food pantries can offer commodities, groceries, meals and government benefits. Find where to get meals from soup kitchens or free food from pantries near you. There is help for low income households, seniors, working poor and the unemployed in the region, but anyone can apply for help. They will try to support any resident that has a need for groceries or something to eat, and the bottom line is that no one needing assistance is turned away from the free food bank as well as soup kitchen locations in Pierce County. There is also a referral phone number at the bottom of the page for more Pierce County hunger prevention resources.

Provided resources are available, some form of help is offered to anyone who needs it from a free food bank or pantry. If a center can’t meet your needs then they may offer referrals to other federal government or state of Washington programs, such as SNAP food stamps or Meals on Wheels for senior citizens or WIC. There are also free coupons for grocery shopping.

The food banks and pantries provide a place for people of all backgrounds to receive groceries, canned goods, personal hygiene items, and maybe even clothing or household items in a time of need. Many locations can refer people to other local charities as well, or to government assistance programs such as surplus commodities, senior meals, or WIC vouchers for buying baby formula. These centers are committed to helping as many Pierce County Washington residents as possible.

Allen A.M.E
Address - 1223 MLK Jr Way
Tacoma, Washington, 98405

Bikers Against Statewide Hunger - BASH
Food pantry address - 118 141st St Ct S
Tacoma, WA, 98444
Telephone number - (253) 531-9600




Bounty Food Bank - Bethany United Methodist
Location - 5634 S Park Ave
Tacoma, Washington, 98408
Phone number - (253) 475 - 7098
Hot meals, a bag of groceries, and other support is offered to people in the community.

Bonney Lake Food Bank – Two different food pantries are part of this network. The addresses are below. Stop by or call either for assistance, including free food, groceries, or perishable items.
Address is - 18409 Old Buckly-Sumner Hwy Core Distribution Center, Bonney Lake, WA, 98391. Address is (253) 863-4043
Food bank address - 14104 Prairie Ridge Dr. E, Bonney Lake, WA, 98391. Dial (360) 897-9005

Bread of Life Food Bank – Lakewood. Food is distributed from the Lake City Community Church.
The church location is 8810 LLawndale Ave SW
Lakewood, Washington, 98498
Dial (253) 582-2515
They may also serve Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, in addition to providing free food in an emergency from the pantry.

Buckley Kiwanis Foundation
Location is 127 N River Rd
Buckley, WA, 98321
Phone number - (253) 266-7309

Eatonville Family Agency
305 W Center St.
Eatonville, Washington, 98328
Dial (360) 832-6805
Several social services and other assistance programs are available. These are in addition to the pantry that is on site. Some of what may be provided includes rice, breads, frozen foods, and more. Or get referrals to government resources such as the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).





Families Unlimited Network
2610 Sunset Dr W
University Place, Washington, 98466

Federal Way Senior Center
Address 4016 S 352nd St,
Auburn, WA, 98001
Call (253) 838-3604 for hours of this center.
Lunches, meals, and more are served to the elderly and their spouses. Or sign up for other recreational activities.

Churches in the region often have free food, vouchers, serve hot meals, and other other support. They also generally give out free hygiene supplies. Find more details on food assistance from Pierce County churches.

Fife/Milton/Edgewood Food Pantry
Location of center - 2303 54th Ave E
Fife, Washington, 98424
Phone number - (253) 922-0960
Canned groceries, soup, and more (such as hot meals from the homeless) are provided by the non-profit.

Pierce County FISH Food Banks. There are several of these food pantries and distribution centers located around Tacoma and the County. Thousands of people receive food, meals, and support from the non-profit centers every year. The locations include:

  • 3505 122nd Ave E, Edgewood, WA, 98372
  • 7410 S 12th St, Tacoma, Washington, 98465
  • 6900 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA, 98499
  • 10425 187th St E, Puyallup, WA, 98374
  • 2710 N Madison St, Tacoma, Washington, 98407
  • 1704 E 85th St, Tacoma, WA, 98445
  • 5010 S G St, Tacoma, Washington, 98409

Gig Harbor/Peninsula FISH – Aid is focused on the local region.
Address - 4425 Burnham Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA, 98332

HFJ Community Services
Location: 1427 40th St
Tacoma, WA, 98404
Dial the center at - (253) 472-7264
A bag of groceries, clothing, or a blank may be passed out to the poor, children, and homeless too.





His Hands Extended
Address - 1909 S 341st Pl, Federal Way, WA, 98003

Holy Cross
5510 N 44th St
Tacoma, WA, 98407
Pantry phone number - (253) 759-3368

Joseph's Storehouse for Living Word Assembly
Clinic address is 540 Eatonville Hwy W
Eatonville, Washington, 98328
Dial (360) 832 – 4220 for hours.

United Way Referral Line of Pierce County
In an emergency, assistance is offered. Referrals to free food, clothes, financial aid, job programs, immigration assistance and more. Everything from hunger to homeless prevention is available. Continue with Pierce County crisis referral line programs.

Key Peninsula Community Services
Address - 17015 9th St Ct KP N,
Lakebay, Washington, 98349
Dial (253) 884-4440
The case managers also help families living in poverty apply for SNAP food stamps. Or learn about WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, including for single mothers.

Matthew House
Address - 16207 177th Ave SE, Monroe, WA, 98272
Number of center is (360) 794-8720

Multi-Service Center
Address - 1200 S 336th St
Federal Way, Washington, 98003
Phone - (253) 838-6810
Provides food, information on social service programs, and other assistance to people who need help. Some emergency financial assistance and other basic needs may be offered in Pierce County too.

My Sister's Pantry – located at First United Methodist Church
Church address - 621 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98402
(253) 627 – 1186. Call for government food and information on state of Washington assistance and other support. They have holiday food baskets as well as applications to home delivered meals.

New Jerusalem Church of God In Christ
Location - 1101 S J St
Tacoma, WA, 98405
Phone number - (253) 572 - 6785
Serves free food, breads, formula, and more to those who qualify. Pregnant mothers may be able to get help too for a newborn.







Orting Food Bank
Facility address - 112 Varner Ave SE
Orting, WA, 98360
Telephone number - (360) 893-3150.

Senior Citizens and the Disabled
Aging and Senior centers help there. Volunteers deliver frozen food, that is healthy, to seniors and the homebound. There are also congregate meals and other forms of help. Or clothes, medications and more. More on Pierce County Aging and Disability center.

Parkland First Baptist Church
Location of food bank - 11222 10th Ave S, Tacoma, WA, 98444
Church telephone:(253) 535-1293

Plateau Outreach Ministries
Location of facility is 1810 Cole St
Enumclaw, WA, 98022
Call (360) 825-8961 for hours of food and grocery distribution.
Clients include senior citizens, the unemployed, and healthy food is for students on summer break.

Prince of Peace
Address - 10333 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA, 98499
Dial - (253) 584 - 2565

Puyallup Food Bank
Address of clinic is 110 23rd St SE,
Puyallup, WA, 98371
Dial - (253) 848-5240 for hours of food distribution.

Resource Distribution Council – Another pantry with numerous locations around Pierce County Washington. Programs support the low income, elderly, unemployed, and really anyone who needs help.

  • 8222 Washington Blvd, Lakewood, Washington, 98498
  • 106 28th St S, Tacoma, Washington 98402
  • 3801 S Union Ave Suite B, Tacoma, WA
  • 10402 Kline St SW The Hope Center, Lakewood, WA, 98498
  • 9414 282nd St S, Roy, Washington, 98580
  • 150th and 148th, Lakewood, WA, 98439
  • 7310 12th Ave E, Tacoma, Washington, 98404

Roy Food Pantry
Food pantry phone number - 220 First Street,
Roy, WA, 98580
Dial the center at (253) 843-3033

Saint Andrew's Catholic Church
Location - 1401 Valley Ave E
Sumner, WA, 98390
Church phone number is (253) 863-3655
The church has a soup kitchen as well as free food bank for people in the community. Call for information, hours, and the intake process.





Saint Charles Borromeo Parish
Location: 7112 S 12th St, Tacoma, Washington 98465
Dial the site at (253) 565-7655
The Food Bank - Pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, but appointments are needed. Dial 253-565-7655 between 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Saint Leo's Parish
Call the church at the number below, or stop by 710 S 13th St, Tacoma, WA, 98405 for information on various good distribution programs and assistance.
Phone number - (253) 383-5048

Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
12521 134th Ave.,
Key Peninsula KPN, WA 98329
Regardless of religion, the faith based church helps the poor, homeless, unemployed, and disadvantaged in Pierce County.

Saint Nicholas Catholic Church
Location of church pantry - 3510 Rosedale St NW
Gig Harbor, Washington, 98335
Dial - (253) 851-0554
Volunteers help the poor at Christmas. Clothing, hot meals, canned fruit or meats, and even baby formula is given out.

Salvation Army of Tacoma
Location - 1501 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98405
Dial (253) 572-8452
A leading non-profit charity organization in Pierce County. Various social services are offered, including a food pantry and thrift store. Special Christmas and Thanksgiving meals may be served, and the homebound may have food delivered to them. Another food pantry and Family Store is at Puyallup Salvation Army is at 4009 9th St., SW, 98373, number 253-841-1491.

Samoan Family Support Services
Address - 3624 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499
Call (253) 535-9616 for hours, referrals, case management, and details on free food programs.

Community Center Food Bank of Tillicum / Woodbrook
14919 Washington Ave., SW 98498
Dial 253-584-1280

All Saints Community Services
Address is 204 6th Ave SW
Puyallup, Washington, 98371
Phone number is (253) 848-2000
Only supports Puyallup residents, and applications and appointments are needed for a free box of food.

Eloise Cooking Pot Food Bank
3543 E Mckinley Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98404
(253) 426 - 1994
Many programs are available from the pantry. There is produce, meat, dairy products, baby items, and even free pet food and supplies. The Tacoma non-profit will also have hygiene products and household items for qualified low income families.





Spanaway FISH Food Bank
Food bank address - 16001 A St, Spanaway, WA, 98387
Dial - (253) 383-1817 for social services, meals, perishable items, and other aid.

Steilacoom Community Center
2301 Worthington St
Steilacoom, Washington 98388
Tele:(253) 581-1076
Call for information on programs such as fruits, vegetables, lunches for students and more. Holiday assistance, turkeys, and Easter Baskets may be offered.

Sumner Food Pantry
15625 Main St E
Sumner, WA, 98390
Call (253) 863-3793
A focus is on senior, low income families with children and others who are most at risk. Free boxes of food, groceries, and maybe a meal can be served. A weekend backpack program also helps feed Pierce County children.

Tacoma Adventists Community Services
Address - 3108 E Portland Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98411
Main office phone number - (253) 272-8289

Trinity Lutheran Church Food Bank
12115 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA, 98444
Phone number of church is (253) 537 – 0201. Dial for hours.

Visitation Church
3314 S 58th St
Tacoma, Washington, 98409
(253) 473-4960

Elouise Cooking Pot Food Bank
Location is 3543 E. McKinley
Tacoma, WA 98404
Dial 253-426-1994
Canned, perishable food, rice, potatoes, bread, milk, and more is offered. The Pierce County food bank is open on Tuesday and Saturday, and may also have paper products, razors, feminine products, and other goods.

We Love Steilacoom Association
2301 Worthington St
Steilacoom, WA, 98388
Phone number is (253) 581-1076
Emergency bags of food provided a couple times per month to those with appointments/approved applications.

Saint Patrick's Parish
Location - 1001 North J Street
Tacoma, Washington 98403
Main phone - (253) 383-2783
They only assist residents of the Parish area. Free food, hygiene items, and other referrals are given.

St Martin of Tours Parish
Address is 2303 54th Ave E
Fife, WA 98424
Appointments are needed. Dial (253) 922-7882
The pantry has many items, based on donations and volunteers. Dried macaroni, Cranberry sauce, Canned Fruits, Boxed stuffing, as well as free Christmas meals or food boxes.

Key Peninsula Bischoff Food Bank
Mailing address is PO Box 554 Vaughn, WA 98394
Physical address: 1916 Key Peninsula Highway North
Lakebay, Washington 98349
For information, the Food Bank land line number is 253-884-1997 and is manned 10 am through 8 pm. An emergency number is 425-444-2374
The pantry hours in Pierce County are Tuesday through Saturday, with more availability for emergency situations. The hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 2 pm to 6 pm, Wednesdays 2 pm to 8 pm, as well as Saturdays 2 pm to 5 pm. The site has gently used and new clothing as well as household items, groceries, and more. Paper products, free household cleaning supplies, feminine goods and more is passed out. There is also a local delivery 1 time per year wood split and ready to use at no charge





Additional free food programs in Tacoma and Pierce County

Several other feeding sites and food pantries operate in the Pierce County region. Call 1-877-404-7543. Or get information on resources such as food stamps, summer meals for students, and special seasonal services such as Thanksgiving and Christmas meal assistance.

By Jon McNamara

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