Fighting Hunger in Pierce County What to Grow & Where to Donate www.piercecountygleaningproject.org Emergency Food Network Last Updated 3318 92nd Street South May 2012 Lakewood, Washington 98499 To order more brochures please call (253) 584-1040Or email Emily Boston at email@example.com
The Pierce County Gleaning Tips for Donating: Project, a collaboration between Emergency Food • Try to call before donating produce even Network, St. Leo’s Food though donation hours are listed. Connection, and Harvest against Hunger, works to • Harvest your crops early in the morning on provide more fresh food in the day that you will be delivering for county food banks, to reduce optimum freshness. the amount of producewasted in our community, and to build • Inspect each item for freshness. No bruising,community. The Gleaning Project arose in insect damage, or over-ripeness! Do notresponse to the dramatic increase in the number of donate produce that you would not buypeople seeking food assistance in our county. Last yourself.year they rescued over 30,000 pounds of fresh, localfood for Pierce County food banks and shelters. They • If possible, wash, weigh and record allcarry out their goals through the following projects: produce donated. On-Farm Gleaning Urban Fruit Tree Harvest • Never leave produce at a food bank if no one is Plant a Row for the Hungry there unless you have been told to do so. Education/Community Outreach • Every vegetable counts! As long as you are The Share the Harvest willing to make the trip, food banks are happy Program is a part of the to accept even the smallest donation. The key Tacoma/Pierce County is that food should not be wasted especially Community Garden Program when so many people are struggling to feed and works to establish a themselves. culture of sharing between urban gardens and food • *Note: Cooking apples are apples that have apantries. There are close to 60 community gardens few worm holes in them.throughout Pierce County, many of which focus theirefforts to providing fresh produce to food pantries in • If you are donating produce from atheir neighborhoods. The goal is to have almost community garden, register your garden withevery community garden dedicate a portion of their the Share the Harvest program by e-mailingharvest to food pantries in the county. Micaela at firstname.lastname@example.org • Send us your success stories! We love seeing The Emergency Food pictures and celebrating your efforts. Email Network is the largest email@example.com independent distribution agency supplying free food • And finally… to over seventy food banks and feeding programs in Thanks for doingPierce County. When surpluses occur, thejurisdiction is expanded to include Grays Harbor,Pacific, South King, Thurston, Mason, and LewisCounties. what you do! Contact us for more information: 253-584-1040 www.PierceCountyGleaingProject.org
Southeast Pierce County: Southeast Pierce CountyBonney Lake Food Bank (253) 863-4043 Continued:18409 Old Buckley Hwy, Bonney Lake 98390 Graham F.I.S.H. Food Bank (253) 846-3805Donation Hours: Anytime: Call ahead (Holy Disciples Catholic Church)All produce welcomed 10425 187th St E, Puyallup 98374Note: make sure produce is washed & bagged in Donation Hours:individual servings. Monday 9am-3pm; Tuesday 10am-4pmBuckley Kiwanis (253) 266-7309 Wednesday 8:30am-6:30pm;127 North River Rd, Buckley 98321 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm; Friday 9am-3pmDonation Hours: Wednesday 8:30am-1:30pm Produce NOT needed:Friday 8:30am-11:30am Cooking apples, cooking pears, & KaleProduce that doesn’t require cold storage needed. Produce needed: corn, green beans, Swiss chard,Note: limited refrigeration, Accepts bulk broccoli, cauliflower, summer and winter squash, Brussels sprouts, carrots, kohlrabi, peas, greenEatonville Family Agency (360) 832-6805 onions, lettuce, tomatoes, apples, plums, pears,305 W Center St, Eatonville 98328 cherries, raspberries, & strawberries.Donation Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm Note: Accepts Bulk ItemsAll Produce WelcomedNote: Limited refrigeration, accepts bulk Northwest Pierce County:Joseph’s Storehouse (206) 412-4852540 Eatonville Hwy W, Eatonville, 98328 Gig Harbor Peninsula F.I.S.H. (253) 858-6179Donation Hours: Monday 9am-10:30am 4425 Burnham Drive, Gig Harbor 98332Tuesday 8am-1pm Donation Hours:All produce welcomed Monday & Friday 9:30am-3:30pmNote: Call Ahead Wednesday & Thursday 9:30am-6pm Produce Needed: Corn, Peas, Beans, Lettuces,Bread of Life Buckley Food Bank Zucchini, & Onions(360) 897-2005 Note: in the eagles building, Can accept bulk14104 Prairie Ridge Dr., Bonney Lake 98391Donation Hours: Anytime, Call Ahead Key Peninsula Community Services Food BankAll Produce welcomed (253) 884-4440 17015 9th St. Ct KPN, Lakebay 98349Roy F.I.S.H Food Bank (253) 843-3033 Donation Hours: Wednesday 10am-5pm8202 South 288 Street, Roy, 98580 Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9am-3:30pmDonation Hours: Anytime All Produce welcomeAll produce welcome including cooking applesNote: Leave donations on either porch. Key Peninsula Lutheran Church (253) 884- 3312Orting Food Bank (360) 893-3150 4213 Lacky Road KPN, Lakebay 98349224 Washington Ave S, Orting 98360 Donation Hours:Donation Hours: Monday 3-6pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:30am-3pmTuesday & Saturday 10am-12pm Or Call aheadWednesday 11am-3pm; Friday 9am-12pm Produce needed FruitOr call for more informationProduce needed: Apples, Lettuce, Potatoes, Pep-pers, Beans, Carrots, Celery, & common Veggies.
Donation Sites Listed by Area: Northern, Central and Downtown Tacoma Continued: Northern, Central NW Tacoma FISH (253)383-3164 (Mason United Methodist Church) and Downtown Tacoma: 2710 N Madison, Tacoma 98407Food Connection (253) 383-5048 Donation Hours:(St. Leo’s Catholic Church) Tuesday & Thursday 9:30am-12pm1323 S Yakima, Tacoma 98405 Wednesday 9:30am-4pm; Saturday 10am-3pmDonation Hours: Produce not needed: Cooking apples,Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9am-4pm wormy produce.Tuesday & Thursday 9am-6pm Produce Needed: Potatoes, Onions, Carrots,Saturday 9am-2pm, Sunday Call Ahead Spinach, Corn, Pears, Apples, Beets, Cabbage, &Likes all produce, accepts Bulk items and can Beet Greens.handle large amounts Note: Accepts bulk, processed produce.Hospitality Kitchen (253) 502-2761 Pregnancy Aid (253) 383-41001323 South Yakima, Tacoma 98405 (Urban Grace Church)Donation Hours: 902 Market St., Tacoma 98402Monday, Thursday, & Friday 6:30am-12:30pm Donation Hours:Tuesday, & Wednesday 6:30am-5pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10am-1:30pmProduce Needs: Apples, Berries, Grapes, Carrots, Or Call AheadOnions, Potatoes, Zucchini, Green Beans, Corn, & Produce Needed: Unrefrigerated produce: apples,Garlic, NO Cooking Apples. potatoes, or items to freeze.Note: Limited space, Hot Meal Site, Prefer Large Note: small quantities, very little cold storage.Quantities. Salvation Army Food Bank - TacomaMy Sisters Pantry (253) 627-1186 (253) 572-8452(United First Methodist) 1501 6th Ave, Tacoma 98405621 Tacoma Ave, Tacoma 98402 Donation Hours:Donation Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am-3pmOpen Daily 10-3pm, Call First Produce NOT needed: Wax BeansAll Produce is welcome. Any other produce including cooking apples is accepted.Note: Food bank is only open 3 days a month. Call The Rescue Mission (253) 383-4493ahead! Prefer food bagged into portions. 425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma 98402Nativity House (253) 272-5266 Donation Hours: Daily 5am-7pm2304 S. Jefferson, Tacoma 98402 All Produce welcomedDonation Hours: Note: Accepts Bulk itemsMonday, Thursday, & Friday 11-5pm Victory Outreach - Tacoma (253) 383-1935Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm 1221 S 8th St, Tacoma 98405Produce NOT needed: Cooking Apples, Donation Hours: Anytime and any dayUncommon Vegetables such as Kale, Produce NOT needed: Kale, Brussels Sprouts,Chard, & Brussels Sprouts Swiss Chard. Produce needed any other kinds.Produce Needs: Most Fruit, Salad Greens, Note: Preferably bagged into portions.Vegetables that can be eaten Raw. Serve ~13 men daily.Notes: Prefers large amounts of any onevegetable type. Allen AME Food Pantry (253) 627-6855 1223 MLK JR Way, Tacoma, WA 98408New Phoebe House (253) 383-7710 Donation Hours:712 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, 98405 Monday & Wednesday 10:30am-1PmDonation Hours: Everyday 7:30am-9pm Tuesday & Thursday 9am-1:30pmAll produce welcomed All produce welcomedNote: mostly used for resident meals, Note: has refrigeration, will take large quantities.Need smaller donations
University Place, Fircrest, and Puyallup, Sumner, Edgewood, and South Tacoma: Fife:University Place Food Bank (253) 460-3134 All Saints Community Services2610 Sunset Dr. W, University Place 98466 (253) 848-2000Donation Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm (All Saints Perish)Saturday 9am-12:30pm 204 6th Ave SW, Puyallup 98371Produce NOT needed: Potatoes Donation Hours:All other produce accepted Monday-Thursday 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pmNote: can accept bulk. Good storage, Produce NOT needed:Please wash produce. Produce that will go bad in 24 hrs. Produce needed: apples, corn, plums, peaches, Note: Commercial Refrigerator, can accept bulk Lakewood and Steilacoom: Edgewood F.I.S.H. Food Bank (253) 826-4654Lakes F.I.S.H. Food Bank (253) 581-1116 3505 122nd Ave E, Edgewood 98372(United Methodist Church of Lakewood) Donation Hours:6900 Steilacoom Blvd. Lakewood, 98499 Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am-4:30pmDonation Hours: Thursday 2-5:30pm; Friday 2-3:30pmMonday, Wednesday, & Friday 9am-7pm Saturday 9:30am-1pmTuesday & Thursday Call Ahead Produce NOT needed: cooking apples,All Produce welcomed overripe/rotting produceNote: has lots of space. All other FRESH produce welcomed Note: Call aheadBread of Life Lakewood (253) 582-2515(Lakecity Community Church) New Beginnings (253) 353-22298810 Lawndale Ave SW, Lakewood 98498 7317 56th St. E, Puyallup, 98371Donation Hours: Thursday 9am-5pm Donation Hours: Call AheadAll Produce welcomed Produce Needed-Please CallNote: please label uncommon veggies Puyallup F.I.S.H. (253) 848-5240Tillicum Food Bank (253) 584-1280 239 W Stewart #A, Puyallup 9837114916 Washington Ave SW, Lakewood 98498 Donation Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pmaDonation Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Produce NOT needed:Produce NOT needed: no uncommon veggies Overripe/rotting ProduceProduce needed: Salad greens, apples, pears, All FRESH produce welcomedcooking apples, prefer common veggies. Note: can take bulkNote: serves 50+ families weekly, can accept Bulk Salvation Army Food Bank - PuyallupPrince of Peace Food Bank (253) 584-2565 (253) 841-1491(Prince Of Peace Lutheran) 4009 9th St. SW, Puyallup 9837310333 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood 98499 Donation Hours:Donation Hours: Tuesday 9:30am-12pm Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 8am-4pmAll produce welcomed Produce NOT needed: Overripe/rottingNote: Poor Storage, serve once a week, Produce150-300 people weekly. All FRESH produce welcomed Note: Good refrigeration, accepts bulkSamoan Family Services (253) 535-96163624 Steilacoom BLVD SW, Lakewood 98499Donation Hours: Monday 9am-2pm;Tuesday 8am-12pm; Call to checkAll produce welcomedNote: Accepts Bulk, limited cold Storage.
South End and Eastside Tacoma: Parkland, Midland, Spanaway:Family Renewal Shelter (253) 475-9010 Korean Women’s Association (253) 537-34206832 Pacific Ave, Tacoma 98408 123 E 96th St, Tacoma 98445Donation Hours: Donation Hours: Friday MorningTuesday-Friday 9:30am– 2:30pm Produce needed: Chinese Cabbage, Cucumbers,All Produce welcomed Carrots, Daikon Radish, Garlic, PeppersNote: Can Accept bulk, please process food Parkland First Baptist Food BankEloise Cooking Pot (253) 426-9334 (253) 576-00233543 McKinley Ave, Tacoma 98404 11222 10th Ave S., Tacoma 98444Donation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:30am-3pm Donation Hours:All Produce Welcomed Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10am-2pmNetwork of Tacoma (253) 474-9334 Tuesday 9am-3pm; Thursday 9am-6pm5435 S. M Street, Tacoma, 98408 All produce welcomedDonation Hours: Note: loves giving out produce.Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 9:30am-3:30pm Trinity Lutheran Church (253) 537-0201Produce needed: less perishable produce 12115 Park Ave S, Tacoma 98444(apples, potatoes) Donation Hours:Note: Best if in individual potions, Monday & Tuesday 11am-3pm or please call ahead limited refrigeration Produce NOT needed: Cooking applesTACS Special Diet (253) 272-8289 Produce needed: peas, beans, carrots, tomatoes,3108 Portland Ave, Tacoma 98404 tomatillos, Jalapeno, onions, potatoes, cabbage,Donation Hours: squash, beets, apples, plums, pears.Monday-Thursday 9:30am-2:30pm Note: Accepts up to 50lbs bulk.Friday Call Leslie (253) 962-4895 Limited cold storage.All Produce welcomed including cooking Apples. Spanaway F.I.S.H. Food Bank (253) 383-1817Note: Accepts Bulk items 16001 A St., Spanaway 98387Southeast Tacoma F.I.S.H. Food Bank Donation Hours: (253) 531-4530 Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm(Lutheran Church Of Christ the King) or call Smokey (253) 209-98381704 E. 85th St., Tacoma 98446 Produced needed: Lettuce, Broccoli, Carrots, Cel-All produce welcomed ery, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Radish, Corn, Apples,Note: Good storage capacity Pears, Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries, & Grapes. Note: Accept up to 40lbs bulk B.A.S.H. (253) 531-9600 118 - 141st St. Ct. S., Tacoma 98444 Donation Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-2pm Produce NOT needed: Endive, Asian Cabbages, Turnips. Produce needed: Apples, Corn, Potatoes, Onion, Lettuce, Carrots. Note: Accepts Bulk