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. There’s no
paid staff, so 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
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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.
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
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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
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and click on Direct
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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: This varies, but generally speaking, donations should be seasonal, clean, and in good repair. We
can always use socks, shoes, underwear, shirts/blouses. sweaters, light jackets, hats, and some work
clothes. Items should be folded, not on hangars; and all sizes are needed. With limited space, we
try to maintain a wide range of sizes and age-appropriate clothing.
Q: What are the most-needed household items?
A: Light bulbs, cookware, flatware, sheets, blankets, new pillows (in original packaging), clocks,
small appliances, very basic tools (hammer, screw drivers). Other items accepted, depending on
available space, include storage containers, small lamps, a few decorative items, throw rugs, dishes
in sets, and glassware.
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. Balls of
all sorts are always appreciated, as are regulation youth sports helmets—but the helmets must be new
and in original packaging, per Fire Department recommendation.
Until further notice, we regret that we are unable to accept bears and other stuffed animals. And
with very limited space we can accept only a small number of larger, outdoor toys.
Q: Anything else?
A: Like-new books, new makeup and personal grooming supplies are always appreciated. We also accept
jewelry and seasonal items related to Christmas, Halloween and other holidays.
New car seats, new cribs and potty chairs (still in box okay)--we cannot give out used ones.
Donations should be nice enough to give to your neighbor, because that's 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: For safety reasons, do not leave donated items in front of the food bank or at the loading dock
behind the building.