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Nourish Pierce County is the largest network of food banks in the county.  In 2019, we served 66,000 individuals – that’s 7% of the Pierce County population. Because of the COVID-19 health crisis and resulting unemployment, we have been serving record numbers of people since the spring of 2020. With only 17 full-time employees, Nourish depends on the services of 1,000 volunteers to help maintain the operations of our 25 distribution sites and warehouse facility. Many of our volunteers are retirement age, so they have been staying home to safeguard their health. While we have been incredibly fortunate to have the service of the Washington National Guard, we desperately need to welcome new volunteers to assist with packing and distributing boxes of food at our food banks.

The safety of our volunteers, clients and staff is the number one priority for Nourish.  Learn more about our COVID-19 Safety Measures and Response.

Qualifications to volunteer include the following:
17 years or older
Good health
Be able to stand for 3 or more hours
Be able to bend, lift, and carry 25 lbs.
Pass a criminal background check
For more information, visit our Volunteer FAQ page.

We cannot accept court-ordered community service at this time.

New and Returning Volunteer Registration 

If you have any questions, please email the volunteer coordinator at 

Thank you so much for believing that no one deserves to go hungry.