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.
Mail your check or money order to:
Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH
P.O. Box 154
Gig Harbor, WA
include your address, phone and email address on your check.
One Time or Monthly Donation
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Drop by the food bank during open hours
4303 Burnham Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Considering a major gift of an appreciated asset? Our team is
available to answer your questions, email
Interested in making a memorial or in honor donation? Click here
page dedicated to memorial and in honor donations. Questions? Email
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.
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
be commercially packed, frozen, and less than 1 year old. Chilled items (milk, cheese
be within expiration date and unopened.
Please deliver perishible items to the back door
of the food bank during open hours.
Canned Proteins - Chicken, Spam, Salmon, Sardines, & other canned meats
Baking items - cake/brownie mixes, muffins, frosting, brown sugar/powered sugar, extracts,....
Dog Food - canned & bagged dry food
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,
- Fruit and vegetable juice
- Coffee and black tea
- Sugar and flour - 1-5 lb package - baking products (salt, baking powder, baking
- 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
In addition to the food bank,
non-perishable items can be dropped of
at the following locations:
- Ace Hardware
- Fox Island Post Office
- Wild Birds Unlimited
- Columbia Bank
- Gig Harbor Post Office
- UPS Store
Please check expiration pull dates before bringing in food. We cannot accept or distribute opened or
Donate Clothing and Household Items
We offer clothing, household items, toys and books at no charge. We redistribute any items we cannot
to other agencies which also provide these goods for free.
Clothing and linens should be clean, gently used and in good condition.
Home goods and small appliances should be useful, clean and in working order.
Toys should be complete, clean and in working order.
We are unable to accept pillows, mattresses, car seats and large furniture.
Contact GHP FISH 253-858-6179 if you have larger items to donate. We may be able to help find a home
Holding a food drive to support the food bank is a great way for a neighborhood, school or other group
to come together. Click here
for some planning
tips. If you prefer a no-touch option, try 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
Donate an unwanted vehicle through
and designate GHP FISH Food Bank to receive 70% of the net proceeds when it’s sold. Call 855-500-7433 for information.
Choose Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Community Services as your charity.
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Designate your donation to Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH by logging into your account online and link
card to Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH at #EL474
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
Thrivent Dollars from the My Thrivent tab to make GHP FISH your choice.
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
non-perishable food are always appreciated. Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, we will also
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
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
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. If you would like to donate furniture or a large appliance, please contact us
we will try to match you with a client who has a need for it. We end up paying to have it hauled away for disposal, which
purpose of our mission to provide food for hungry families.
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