Because no one deserves to be hungry.
Tahoma School District Food Drive- Will be March 6-17, 2017. Last year, 9,550 lbs were collected by Tahoma District Schools. Let's see if we can top that, this year!
Boy Scouts of America- Annual Scouting For Food collection date is Saturday, March 18, 2017
"Lettuce" Garden to Share Program- Beginning April 1st - October 1st. This is our annual gardening program. If you have extra vegetable plants, seeds or produce please donate them to the food bank.
Stamp Out Hunger- The 25th annual Letter Carriers' food drive is Saturday, May 13, 2017
Food Bank has a Grocery Style Shopping System
Children's Summer Food Program
In the months of July and August, households with school-age children receive an extra food bank visit to help offset the loss free/reduced price breakfasts and lunches offered at school.
School Supply Backpack Program
Each August, we distribute sturdy, new backpacks stuffed with new, grade-level appropriate school supplies for K-12 students. Just in time for a new year of learning! In 2016, 566 children received packs. Flyer
In both November and December, customers receive additional holiday food during one of their regular shopping visits. Thanks to generous community support, 569 Thanksgiving and 501 Christmas family meals were distributed in 2016.
Children's Christmas Gift Program
Each December, we create a festive Christmas gift center filled with new, donated gifts for children, birth to 12 years of age and gift cards for 13-15 year olds. Registered parents choose from a bounty of NEW stuffed animals, toys, clothing and more. In 2016 we were able to provide at least 3 gifts per child to grateful parents of 939 local children.