Compiled Lists of Food Resources

Pierce County Food Banks

List of food banks in Tacoma and Pierce County. Includes locations and operating hours.

Emergency Food Network

Northwest Harvest

Northwest Harvest’s hunger relief network is comprised of more than 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools as unique as the communities they serve. They provide food to these programs to supplement their other sources of support.

Tacoma Food Banks Only

Clicking on the link above will lead you to a website where you can find food banks in the Tacoma area.

Local Agencies

New Nativity House

Location: 702 S 14th St, Tacoma, WA, 98405 (Yakima Avenue & S. 14th)
Hours: Walk-in Day Center: 7 am-4:30 pm, daily
Overnight Shelter: 4:30 pm-7 am, daily (more shelter details on Housing/short term tab)
Agency: Catholic Community Services Southwest, Homeless Adult Services
Business Phone: 253.383.3697
Services: Provides a safe place where men and women (18 years or older) experiencing homelessness can get: a meal, hygiene items, clothes, mental health treatment, a good night's sleep, respect, resources, and referrals for basic needs and housing.

St. Leo Food Connection

The largest food bank in Pierce County
You can visit the Food Connection once a week to get three days worth of food for your family.
(253) 383-5048
1323 South Yakima Ave, Tacoma 98405
(located on the 14th St side of the former St Leo's school)
Bus Line- 45
Food Line Hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:00 – 3:30 and 4:30 – 6:00
Wednesdays & Fridays: 9:30 – 11:00 and 12:00 – 3:30
Saturdays: 9:30 – 11:00 and 12:00 – 1:30

The Bread Basket

Mailing Address: PO BOX 65328, University Place WA, 98464-1328
Location: 3617 Bridgeportway W Suite R, University Place WA (The Clocktower Building)
Phone: 253-565-3271
Services: Food, clothing, some basic needs assistance on a case-by-case basis.

Salvation Army Food Bank - Tacoma

(253) 572-8452
1501 6th Ave, Tacoma 98405
Monday 1pm – 3pm;
Tuesday - Friday 10:30am - 3pm
Bus Line- 1

My Sister's Pantry

Agency: First United Methodist Church of Tacoma
621 Tacoma Ave, Tacoma 98402
Contact: Martha Curwen: 253 627-1186 253 627-1186
Services: clothing + hot meal + groceries
The clothing bank is set up in a store-like fashion with clothing for adults and children.
Open on 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 5-7pm and on the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30am to 12:30pm (but worth the wait!), Check website for any changes to times.
Donations of food and/or gently used clothing are accepted at the alley side basement door Tuesday-Friday 10am-3 pm. If no-one is at the door, go to the office (street side on Tacoma Avenue) or call 253 627-0129 253 627-0129 and someone from the office will come down to receive the donation.

Allen AME Food Pantry

(253) 627-6855
1223 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma 98405
Allen A.M.E Church
Tuesday & Thursday 10am - 1pm
Bus Line- 57 / 26
Needs picture ID & a Blue Allen Food Bank ID Card

Northwest F.I.S.H. Food Bank

(253) 383-3164
2710 N. Madison, Tacoma 98405
Mason United Methodist Church
Wednesday & Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Bus Line- 16
Limits- Call for the weeks location
ID required.

Resource Distribution Council - Pierce County

List of F.I.S.H. Food food banks in Pierce County. Includes locations and operating hours.

Bounty Food Bank

(253) 475-7098
5634 S Park, Tacoma 98408
Bethany United Methodist
Monday 930am - 1130am
Bus Line- 56
Limits- Need current address with zip code
Services: Distributes emergency food to families in the Tacoma/Pierce County area who are in need of additional food for their households. Wheelchair accessible.
Areas served: Tacoma - 98404, 98408, 98409 and 98418

Bread Box F.I.S.H. Food Bank

(253) 383-3164
5010 South "G" St., Tacoma 98408
Christian Fellowship Church
Monday 5pm - 7pm
Bus Line- 45
Need Drivers License or Picture ID

Our Father's Kitchen

Agency: United Lutheran Church
Located across the hall from Our Father's Kitchen at United Lutheran Church
1231 So. 76th St. Tacoma, WA 98408
(253) 475-3175
Other Useful Food Links

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day

by Leanne Brown
An on-line recipe book to fit the budgets of people living on SNAP, the US program that used to be called food stamps. If you’re on SNAP, you already know that the benefit formulas are complicated, but the rule of thumb is that you end up with $4 per person, per day to spend on food. The recipes are a great resource for anyone living on a limited income.