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Giving Tuesday is Nov. 27

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Give your time, skills, voice, goods, dollars - give whatever you can to help others on Nov. 27. #GivingTuesday!

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Housing Prices Increase, and So Does Our Client Base

At the Pantry, we know that crisis and financial difficulties can strike anyone. Housing prices like this are just one reason we're serving more clients, and seeing a more diverse clientele. We understand how difficult it can be to ask for help. That's why we welcome everyone with compassion and kindness. Stop by or, if you can, donate to help others.

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A Pantry Double Feature

We were recently featured in the Gig Harbor and Tacoma Living Local magazines. Thank you, Marguerite Cleveland, for shining a light on the Pantry!

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Anyone can reach a crisis point. We're here to help.

Our services

At My Sister's Pantry, you can get a hot meal, stock up on groceries and fresh food, and "shop" for clothing. 

We know that crisis and financial difficulties can strike anyone. We also understand how difficult it can be to ask for help. That's why we welcome everyone with compassion and kindness.

Our hours

We're open the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 5-7 pm and the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

August 20 & 25
September 3, 17 & 22
October 1, 15 & 27
November 5 & 19**  (closed on the 4th Saturday)
December 3 & 17**  (closed on the 4th Saturday)

Give Help

We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we need your help to make this happen. Your gift of financial support, food, clothing, time and partnership can make a real difference.

Donate financial support

We are local people serving our community. Every gift you give — big or small — helps transform lives. 

My Sister's Pantry is a non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible. Donate here

You can also donate just by shopping online! AmazonSmile is the Amazon you know and love...with a heart. Set up My Sister's Pantry as your charity, then buy what you normally would. Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Pantry - at no added cost to you.

Donate food or clothing

We rely on donations of food and clothing from local businesses, community groups — and people like you! We gratefully accept non-perishable food items, clean and gently-used clothing, travel-sized hygiene items, and plastic bags.

Are you planting a garden? Our clients love fresh vegetables and fruit. We may even have a crew to help you harvest your fresh goodies!

Contact us for information on donating your items 

Volunteer

Volunteers are the heartbeat and driving force of My Sister's Pantry. Join us in greeting our clients, preparing and serving hot meals, helping pack groceries, staffing the clothing bank and much more. Walk-in volunteers are welcome, but please contact us if you're bringing a group of 4+ people to make sure we have space.

Contact us for information on volunteering or to sign up your group

Partner with us

Your business, school or community group can help us make a real difference.

You can organize a fundraising event, donate items or money, volunteer with us or run a food drive at your office/school.

Contact us if your company, school or group shares our passion for serving our community

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Proudly serving our South Sound community since 1999

Our mission and services

The Pantry's primary objective is to help improve the lives of families struggling financially. Since opening its doors to the community in 1999, My Sister's Pantry has become one of the busiest food banks in the Tacoma area.

We are open three times a month to serve a substantial hot meal, distribute groceries, and provide a store-like where clients can "shop" for men's, women's, and children's clothing. My Sister's Pantry, a 501 c 3 nonprofit, is an outreach program of First United Methodist Church of Tacoma. We serve 350+ families and individuals each month and annually distribute approximately 125,000 pounds of food.

Our leadership

Executive Director Martha Curwen brings a wealth of experience working in both the financial and non-profit sectors.

Martha Curwen

Give us a call at 253-627-1186 for information on getting help or giving help.

The Pantry is open the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month from 5-7 pm and the 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30 am-12:30 pm.