Donate Money
Financial contributions are used to purchase food and grocery items to supplement food donations, and to provide financial assistance. 97% of expenses goes to Program Services.
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Donate Food
Case lots of non-perishable foods are best during the current crisis. We can only accept food that is unopened and within the “best by” date. Deliver to the back door during open hours.
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Donate Winter Clothing and Gear
We currently are accepting winter coats, hats, gloves, hoodies, winter gear, blankets, camping gear, space heaters, etc. Space is extremely limited, so please limit donations to new or nearly new condition. We cannot accept other clothing and household goods at this time.
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Volunteer
There’s an urgent need for new volunteers to help provide food for our neighbors in need. Sign up now and make a big difference in our community.
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Volunteer as a Group
Get creative and have fun collecting donations for GHP FISH.
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Donate through Partner Programs
Opportunities to contribute by designating Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH as your charity of choice.
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Financial contributions are the most effective way to support GHP FISH right now. They enable us to buy needed foods with minimal handling and potential exposure to the coronavirus. They also fund financial aid to clients facing emergency needs, and pay our rent, utilities and other operating costs. Every penny goes into food, financial aid and operations.
By Mail
Mail your check or money order to:
Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH
P.O. Box 154
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Please include your address, phone and email address on your check.
Online*
One Time or Monthly Donation
*PayPal deducts a processing fee of approx. 2.5% from your donation.
In Person
Drop by the food bank during open hours
​4425 Burnham Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Major Gifts
Considering a major gift of an appreciated asset? Our team is available to answer your questions, email us here.
Interested in making a memorial or in honor donation? Click here to visit our page dedicated to memorial and in honor donations. Questions? Email us..
GHP FISH is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency. Tax ID # 91-1307991.
To minimize contact and meet increasing need during the coronavirus crisis, GHP FISH is handing out pre-bagged groceries with limited choices. Cash donations are the best way to help fill those bags with most-needed items and limit exposure to outside handling. If you prefer to give grocery items, please consider wiping them down or giving in case lots. Please deliver to the back door during open hours.
Perishable items - large bags
  • Potatoes - baking, white, or red
  • Onions - yellow, white or sweet
  • Refrigerated and Frozen items - if dropped off at the food bank during open hours. Meats must be commercially packed, frozen, and less than 1 year old. Chilled items (milk, cheese etc) must be within expiration date and unopened.
MOST NEEDED:
Any Seasonal items - pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yams, stuffing, fried onion mix, corn muffin mix, gravy...

Canned vegetables/fruit
Canned meats/meals/pasta
Side dishes - i.e.-Knorr pasta packets, pasta roni, rice a roni, potato flakes...
Juice
Coffee
...
Non-perishable food and grocery items
  • Canned and jarred goods i.e.: lower salt vegetables and soups, fruit, tuna, chili, beef stew, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, canned meats, low/no-sugar jam/jelly
  • Pasta (especially whole grain or gluten free), rice, cereals, hamburger helper, oatmeal
  • Fruit and vegetable juice
  • Coffee and black tea
  • Sugar and flour - 1-5 lb package - baking products (salt, baking powder, baking soda)
  • Razors, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner
  • Feminine products
  • Paper towels, napkins, tissues, toilet paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Size 5 & 6 diapers
  • Adult incontinence products
  • HE Laundry soap, dish soap
  • Canned dog and cat food and dry cat food
  • Any items you might have on your own shopping list
Please check expiration pull dates before bringing in food. We cannot accept or distribute opened or post-dated food.
Monthly Safeway Food Drive
Visit us at Safeway to meet our dedicated volunteers and help Gig Harbor Peninsula area families in need. It's a wonderful way to help!
What
Food bank volunteers are on site to accept your generous donation.
When
First Friday of the month*
10AM - 6PM
First Saturday of the month*
10AM 2PM
*Most months
Where
Safeway
4831 Point Fosdick Dr NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Volunteer
YOU CAN make a difference
in your community by volunteering at GHP FISH.
GHP FISH is led entirely by volunteers. Volunteers are needed to:
  • Help clients with much needed food
  • Help restock and maintain the food bank
  • Pick up food at participating businesses and deliver to food bank
  • Join the Financial Aid team and work from home one week per month interviewing clients for possible financial assistance. Training provided.
  • Plan or participate in community events on behalf of GHP FISH
  • Provide your expertise to clients and volunteers
  • Participate in food or fund collection drives in the community
Volunteer On A Regular Basis
If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis, please download the volunteer application form below and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator by mail or drop it off at GHP FISH during regular business hours. A WSP background check will be conducted and you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss availability.
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Volunteer For Specific Shifts
We are currently welcoming additional volunteers for specific shifts this holiday season, please visit our page on SignUpGenious.com to sign up.
Please bring the completed volunteer application form with you on your first shift.
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Under 18? You'll need permission from a parent or guardian and we've got a form for you too!
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COVID-19 Guidelines
GHP FISH follows the State of Washington's guidelines for volunteers and volunteer organizations available here.

Have questions? Feel free to email us!
Volunteer as a Group
We look forward to a return to normalcy, when neighborhoods, schools and other groups can come together to support the food bank. In the meantime, consider holding a virtual food drive by using one of the donate options on the donate page. Specify your drive name and GHP FISH will collate your donations and let you know the totals.
Here are some ideas for future projects:
  • Have a food drive in your neighborhood, business or club
  • Have a family or neighborhood garage sale for the benefit of the food bank.
  • Have a clothing drive or a new sock drive in your neighborhood.
  • Have your garden club, book club or other club take a themed food collection at your next gathering. Select a theme such as anything "hot" for the month of August such as hot dogs, hot sauce, cinnamon candy, spicy sausage, etc.
  • For holidays or celebrations, consider donations to GHP FISH in lieu of, or along with gifts.
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Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program Designate your donation to Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH by logging into your account online and link your card to Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH at #EL474
Thrivent Choice Distributions can be made by calling 1-800-847-4836. At the prompt, ask for Thrivent Choice and indicate your wish to have your choice dollars go to GHP FISH. Or go to thrivent.com and click on Direct My Thrivent Dollars from the My Thrivent tab to make GHP FISH your choice.
PLEASE NOTE:
WE ARE TAKING LIKE-NEW WINTER ITEMS, BUT CANNOT ACCEPT OTHER CLOTHING OR GOODS AT THIS TIME
Due to ongoing Covid constraints, our clothing and household goods section is not operating normally. Clients cannot come inside the building to shop and we have had to remove our clothing racks to extend workspace for pre-bagging food items for our clients. Despite these changes, volunteers are trying to meet urgent requests for cold-weather clothing and related items. We currently are accepting winter coats, hats, gloves, hoodies, winter gear, blankets and camping gear. Space heaters would also be greatly appreciated. Space is extremely limited, even more than normal, so please assist us by only donating new or nearly-new items at this time.

We’d also like to remind our donors that we cannot accept furniture or large appliances. If you have larger items like this which you would like to donate, please contact us and we will try to match you with a client who has a need for it. At no time should you leave furniture items at the food bank. Our volunteers are unable to move them and we are eventually left with the unexpected cost of having someone haul them away for disposal, which defeats the purpose of our mission to provide food for hungry families.

Please observe the following guidelines when we return to normal, indoor shopping conditions. We will update the website at that time.
Q: What is more helpful, food donations or cash?
A: Cash enables us to direct resources where they are most needed at the moment, but contributions of non-perishable food are always appreciated. Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we will also welcome donations of gently used clothing and household items.
Q. What food items are most needed?
A. We generally post our most-needed items here. We also take donations of toilet paper, laundry soap and other hygiene items. You can also call the Food Bank for more information.
Q: What are the most-needed clothing items?
A: We ask that donations are seasonal, clean, and in good repair. New socks and underwear are always appreciated, as well as layering clothes such as t-shirts, hoodies, coats, and jeans. With limited space, we try to maintain a wide range of sizes for everyone in the family.
Q: What are the most-needed household items?
A: Our clients appreciate everything from cookware and small kitchen appliances to light bulbs, decorative items, basic household tools, lamps, throw rugs, sets of dishes, glassware, and linens.
Q: What about school supplies?
A: We can always use iPads, pens, pencils, calculators, notebooks, paper, term paper folders, protractors, rulers, and computer paper.
Q: Can we donate toys?
A: Yes, but they should be select, very clean, like-new and include all necessary parts. Until further notice, we regret that we are unable to accept stuffed animals unless new and sealed in original packaging. Please note that during the holiday season, we can accept new-in-package toys (and winter coats) for our Toy Drive which will be distributed in mid-December. Please click here for more information.
Q: Anything else?
A: Books, puzzles, games, CDs, DVDs, jewelry, eyeglasses, unopened makeup, travel-sized toiletries. Anything useful to our homeless clients is always appreciated (backpacks, socks, large body wipes, camping gear). We also accept seasonal items related to various celebrated holidays. The following items can only be accepted if NEW IN BOX: Car seats, cribs, and potty chairs--we cannot give out used ones.
Rule of thumb: Are your donated items nice enough to give to your neighbor? That is literally what we are doing, giving these items to our neighbors.
Q. What items are NOT accepted?
A: Computers, large appliances, furniture, car parts, plumbing materials. Used mattresses, pillows, and car seats.
Q: Is there help available for carrying in heavy donated items?
A: Depending on available volunteers (with the necessary muscle), we'll be happy to help bring in donated boxes and bags. You can always call ahead to check.
Q: Can I leave donations outside the facility?
A: It is preferred that you make your donations when they can be received by our volunteers during open hours which are listed directly below, or make a monetary donation here.