How You Can Help
My Sister's Pantry is a non-profit organization, serving 300 families each month. We are busier than ever, adding an average of 25 new families each month. All contributions are tax deductible. Donating is easy. You can help us by clicking the Donate button. We accept major credit cards and PayPal. After shopping for a holiday meal or a special occasion, share your good fortune by writing a check to the Pantry so we can feed those in need.
Your Clothing Helps
The Pantry's clothing bank is always busy whenever the Pantry is open. Recently we had women from a prison work release program come in looking for clothing. The prisoners are sent to "shop" at My Sister's Pantry with passes that must be signed and are only allowed to stay for a very short time.
Thanks to your generosity, these women have been able to find appropriate work clothes to help them in their transition back into society.
Are you planting a vegetable garden this spring? Consider planting a row for our food bank. The Pantry's clients love getting fresh vegetables. Do you have fruit trees or berry bushes? We would love your extras. If you need help with harvesting, contact Martha Curwen at (253) 627-1186 to see if we have a crew that can assist you.
No-cost Ways to Help
Recycle your plastic shopping bags by donating them to the Pantry. We use them to repackage bulk produce like potatoes, onions and apples for redistribution to our patrons.
If you are spring cleaning or changing your wardrobe, think of the Pantry as a place for the clothing that you no longer need. We especially need children’s and men’s clothing. (Sorry, due to our limited space we cannot take household items.)
Don’t forget to put old telephone books, magazines, and newspapers in our recycle bin. It is located in the parking lot across the alley from the church. There are also bins at United Church of University Place and Sunrise United Methodist Church in Federal Way.
Operating the Pantry depends on the cheerful participation of many volunteers.
Many opportunities are available at the times we are open as well as a few chances to volunteer in between.
In order to provide a warm community atmosphere, a hearty meal and groceries, volunteers greet our clients, assist them in completing their shopping lists, bag the groceries, prepare the meal, serve the meal and then clean up afterwards.
Each of these activities provides a vital component of meeting the needs of our participants.
There are also opportunities available at other times.
These include picking up groceries from various distribution sites and stocking the shelves.
All contributions are welcome.
For more information about how you can help make a difference, please contact Martha Curwen at (253) 627-1186.