Due to COVID-19 precautions, we cannot allow visitors – other than clients, approved volunteers and staff – at our food bank locations. Because we have made temporary changes to our servicing model, we do not have space for food donations at this time. Please consider helping to feed your neighbors in need by volunteering or providing financial support.
What to Donate:
Thank you for your interest in giving food to help your neighbors in need. Due to current COVID-19 precautionary steps, we cannot immediately accept food donations at this time. You may be asked to temporarily store your food donations. Thank you for supporting our mission as we are working to best serve our community while safeguarding the health of all involved.
We are most in need of the following food items:
- Canned protein – such as chicken, salmon, and tuna; Canned Chili or Stew
- Canned vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Shelf-stable (powdered or canned) milk
- Baby food and formula
- Other nutritious foods (preferably whole grain, low-fat, low sodium and low sugar products).
Also consider donating non-food Items:
- Toilet paper
- Laundry detergent
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Feminine hygiene products
Please keep in mind Nourish Pierce County is unable to accept:
- Rusty or unlabeled cans
- Open or used items
- Expired items
- Homemade items
- Perishable items cannot be collected at food drives, but can be delivered directly to our Nourish Food Banks during hours of operation
The most vulnerable populations we see at the food bank are children and the unhoused. If you are buying canned food, please consider purchasing cans with pop tops, they are easy to open and require no can opener.
For more information and guidelines around donating food, review this site from the Washington State Department of Health: Charity Food Donations
Grocery Store, Restaurant and other Bulk Donations
If you represent a grocery store, supermarket, restaurant or other retail food outlet, and you are interested in donating food in bulk to Nourish, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know more information and we will contact you to discuss.
Review this guide from the Washington Department of Health for more information on donations for food establishments and processors: Food Rescue Donations – Guide for Businesses.