Food Bank
Emergency food assistance may be provided for those with unexpected financial needs.
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No Clothing & Home Goods
At This Time
During the coronavirus outbreak, clothing and home items are temporarily unavailable.
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Urgent Transportation
Temporarily suspended in keeping with emergency measures to avoid exposure to coronavirus.
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Financial Aid
Available for utility bills, rent, prescriptions and other emergency needs. Call (253) 851-8800. A volunteer will return your call.
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Student Aid Program
Assistance for qualified students including books and supplies, GED exam fee, CNA license and more.
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Other Services
Support for students in Peninsula School District. Information, referrals and enrollment assistance for social services and support.
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Eligibility requirements:
Assistance for residents living in the following zip codes. Please see below for additional eligibility requirements.
  • 98322 (Burley)
  • 98329 (KPN)
  • 98332 (Purdy)
  • 98333 (Fox Island)
  • 98335 (Gig Harbor)
  • 98349 (Lakebay)
  • 98351 (Longbranch)
  • 98359 (South part of Kitsap County only)
  • 98367 (Horseshoe Lake)
  • 98394 (Vaughn)
  • 98395 (Wauna)
In order to make the best use of our resources we ask that all applicants meet the following criteria:
  • Currently in an emergency situation
  • Have photo ID for each family member
  • Have proof of residence in Gig Harbor or the Key Peninsula such as a current bill showing your name and address
In addition, applicants to our student aid program must meet the following qualifications:
  • Have a need based on income level
  • Current enrollment in a GED, vocational or higher ed program
  • Provide proof of good academic standing such as copies of a current transcript or report card.
Food Bank
As an extra precaution to protect its clients and volunteers from exposure to the COVID-19 virus, starting Monday March 16, GHP FISH will provide pre-packed bags instead of self-shopping. As always, there will be perishable and non-perishable foods, as well as other grocery items as available. The contents may vary. Please be patient as we seek to protect everyone’s health and meet your family’s nutritional needs.
POLICY: We provide a week’s worth of food per visit, up to four times during an emergency situation. If further food assistance is needed, an extension may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Documentation will be required. Elderly and disabled clients may be eligible for ongoing monthly food assistance.
Clothing and Home Goods
Due to coronavirus precautions, we must temporarily suspend access to used clothing, home goods, toys and books. We look forward to making them available to clients when the public health crisis is over.
No Urgent Transportation At This Time
GHP FISH cannot provide transportation assistance to those needing a ride to the doctor, medical treatments or the food bank at this time. Our volunteer drivers look forward to resuming this service when health officials advise that special measures are no longer needed to protect against spread of the coronavirus.
Financial Aid
Financial assistance helps families and individuals during difficult times of transition or financial emergency. Financial aid is approved on a case-by-case basis.
GHP FISH may provide limited help with: rent, utilities, prescriptions, education expenses, and other emergency needs.
Not covered: phone bills, deposits, company member fees, credit card payments, car payments.
To request help, call the financial aid line at 253-851-8800. Leave your name, phone number, and a brief message on how we may help.
A GHP FISH volunteer will return your call to set up an appointment and provide additional information. (If you have “call blocking” on your line, please remove to receive our call by pressing *87..)
Student Aid Program
Students enrolled in secondary education programs may qualify to receive financial assistance with: books, equipment, certification exams, registration fees, and transportation needs.
Call the financial aid phone 253-851-8800 to make an appointment with the financial aid volunteer to enroll or discuss options.
Heartwood Haven Pet Food Bank
Pets are members of our family. Thanks to our friends at Heartwood Haven, GHP FISH neighbors in need are provided food and other pet products for their companions.
What
Heartwood Haven is an animal sanctuary. They set up a canopy outside the food bank and provide food and other pet items to folks who need assistance with pet food and pet products. Neighbors helping neighbors’ pets.
When
First Wed of the month*
5PM - 6PM
*Most months
Where
GHP FISH Food Bank
4425 Burnham Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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Other Services
GHP FISH works with Peninsula School District counselors to provide assistance for school children. Contact your child’s school counsellor for information on services and support offered.
GHP FISH also coordinates assistance with other local agencies, providing referrals for social services and enrollment assistance for resources such as Medicare, food stamps, housing, and Northwest Furniture Bank.
In addition to the services offered by GHPFISH, older adults and people of all ages with disabilities may be eligible for assistance in their county of residence. Click here for more information from Kitsap County's Aging and Long Term Care Division and Pierce County's Aging & Disability Resource Center.