array of fruits and vegetables

Please contact the service provider to verify information as some services may have alternate hours and/or offerings at this time.

Find a Food Bank Near You

Are you on one of the Pierce College campuses and need a free meal or snack?

Food and Hygiene Pantry – Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Cascade Building, 4th floor by cafeteria
9404 Farwest Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Mon–Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Open to any/all students
  • Snacks and single meals are available
  • Small prepackaged bags of shelf-stable goods are available
  • The Hygiene Pantry is in a cabinet outside of the Student Life Office and provides free basic hygiene products, including feminine hygiene products
  • See the Maps and Directions web page for a Fort Steilacoom campus and Cascade Building map

Food Pantry – Pierce College Puyallup

College Center, Connection Cafe
1601 39th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374

Mon–Fri: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Open to any/all students
  • Non-perishables and canned goods are available
  • Some basic hygiene products are also provided, including feminine hygiene products
  • See the Maps and Directions web page for a Puyallup campus and College Center building map

Nourish Mobile Food Bank – Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Parking Lot D
9404 Farwest Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Wed: 4:30–6:30 p.m.

  • New clients asked for name, birthday, address, zip code and names and birthdays of others in your household
  • No one in need is turned away
  • Weekly rotating stock of non-perishables, canned goods, vegetables, fruits, bread, eggs, frozen protein, and sweets
  • Bags are supplied if you do not bring any
  • See the Maps and Directions web page for a map of Fort Steilacoom campus parking lots

Are you low-income and want to apply for food assistance?

Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Basic Food/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This program helps low-income people make ends meet by providing monthly benefits to buy food. If you are enrolled at Pierce College, receiving Basic Food may also make you eligible for additional support through Basic Food, Employment & Training (BFET).

Are you pregnant, a new or breastfeeding mother, or have a child under the age of five and need help feeding your family?

Department of Health Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)

This program helps improve the health of mothers and children by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, monthly checks for healthy food, and health screenings and referrals.

Are you a senior or disabled and need food delivered to your home?

Are you an immigrant who is ineligible for federal benefits and need help feeding yourself or your family?

Food Assistance Program

Provides benefits to immigrants who are not eligible for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) solely because of immigration status.

Are you looking for free food from a food bank?

Pierce County Food Banks

Do you need a meal and have transportation in Tacoma?

Help Kitchen

Text "Find a meal" to 253-215-8101 to get a free meal for pickup from a local Tacoma restaurant. Text only. Must wait at least 3 days between text messages.