Donate Money
Financial contributions are used to purchase food and grocery items to supplement food donations, and to provide financial assistance.
99% of expenses goes to Program Services.
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Donate Food
All types of perishable and non perishable foods are welcome during open hours. Items should be unopened and within “best by” date. Fresh garden produce is always welcome.
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Donate Clothing and Home Goods
Donate gently used clothing, linens, small home goods, toys and books directly to the food bank during hours of operation.
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Volunteer
There are many opportunities to help GHP FISH provide services to our neighbors in need. Join our team of over 200 volunteers making a 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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School starts August 28th and we are collecting the following supplies:
Most Needed
  • Backpacks
  • Ticonderoga pencils
  • Headphones (all K-5 classrooms have them on their lists)
  • Black Flair pens
  • Composition notebooks (College ruled)
  • Pencil boxes/pouches
  • Pink erasers
Also Needed
  • Crayola crayons, colored pencils & markers
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Black Sharpies
  • Binder paper + dividers
We Have Plenty
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Wide lined composition notebooks
  • Folders
  • Regular pens
Although FISH strives to distribute only donated food, we regularly need to purchase foods. Financial contributions also pay GHP FISH's monthly rent and utilities. Monetary donations are necessary to keep the food bank operating.
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
Considering making a memorial donation? Click here to visit our page dedicated to memorial and in honor donations. Questions? Email us..
Unopened foods that your family enjoys would be welcomed by food bank clients. Some ideas:
Perishable items - large bags
  • Potatoes - baking, white, or red
  • Onions - yellow, white or sweet
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • 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.
Non-perishable food and grocery items
  • Canned and jarred goods ie: lower salt vegetables and soups, fruit, tuna, chili, beef stew, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, canned meats, low/no-sugar jam/jelly
  • Baking products, 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
  • Mayonnaise, catsup, mustard
  • Razors, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner
  • Feminine products
  • Paper towels, napkins, tissues, toilet paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Size 5 & 6 diapers
  • HE Laundry soap, dish soap
  • Canned dog and cat food and dry cat food
  • Any items you might have on your own shopping list
We appreciate donors who check expiration pull dates before bringing in food so we can reduce the amount we have to purge. Opened food items are discarded..
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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Donate Clothing and Home Goods
We offer clothing, household items, toys and books at no charge. We redistribute any items we cannot use 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 for your items.
Volunteer
YOU CAN make a difference
in your community by volunteering at GHP FISH.
GHP FISH is run entirely by volunteers. There are no paid staff positions. Volunteers are available to:
  • Help clients with much needed food and other assistance
  • Help maintain the food bank in a variety of ways
  • Provide urgent transportation to medical appointments or the food bank
  • Pick up food at participating businesses and deliver to food bank
  • Participate in food collection drives in the community
  • Plan or participate in community events on behalf of GHP FISH
  • Monitor phone calls from your home on Tuesdays when the food bank is closed
  • Provide your expertise to clients and volunteers
  • Run your own food drive in your neighborhood, business or local club
To volunteer at GHP FISH, complete a volunteer application. Return to GHP FISH by mail, email or in person. A background check is required for all volunteers. Following completion of the background check, the Volunteer Coordinator will call you.
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Volunteer as a Group
Interested in volunteering as a group? Here are some ideas:
  • Have a food drive in your neighborhood.
  • Have 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.
  • 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.
  • Donate your change jar.
Interested in setting up a food drive? GHP FISH has a "7 Step Food Drive Set Up Kit" to help you with arranging your food drive. Click here to download to kit. Questions? Email us. or give us a call to discuss options.
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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.