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
4425 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. 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
be commercially packed, frozen, and less than 1 year old. Chilled items (milk, cheese
be within expiration date and unopened.
Any Seasonal items - pumpkin, sweet potatoes, yams, stuffing, fried onion mix, corn muffin mix,
Side dishes - i.e.-Knorr pasta packets, pasta roni, rice a roni, potato flakes...
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
Please check expiration pull dates before bringing in food. We cannot accept or distribute opened or
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
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
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
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
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.
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