Emergency Food Pantry

Supplemental Food Items

Individuals and families can shop our emergency food pantry for supplemental food items at the end of their clothing bank shopping visit.

Current Wish List

  • Bulk Rice
  • Bulk Beans
  • Peanut Butter – Large and Small Jars
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Cup of Noodles
  • Canned Tuna or Other Meats w/Pop Top
  • Canned Soups w/Pop Top
  • Canned Vegetables w/Pop Top
  • Canned Fruit w/Pop Top
  • Shelf Stable Fruit Cups
  • Shelf Stable Pudding Cups
  • Granola Bars

Donating Food

We accept food donations during regular donation hours in the receiving area.

322 7th St SE
Downtown Puyallup

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am — 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am — 2:45 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Over 300 families helped last year.

Donations Hours and Updates

Due to our limited space, donations are limited to 6 bags or boxes per day. We are also asking that for the safety of our staff and volunteers, these bags and boxes weigh NO MORE than 25lbs. We appreciate your generosity and understanding.

DONATION HOURS:
Monday:  10am – 5pm
Tuesday: CLOSED to donations, Client Shopping ONLY
Wednesday:  10am – 5pm
Thursday: CLOSED to donations, Client Shopping ONLY
Friday:  10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2:45pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Frequently Asked Questions

What Food items do you accept?

We cannot accept expired food items or food items in glass containers.

The items most needed:

  • Bulk Rice
  • Bulk Beans
  • Peanut Butter – Large and Small Jars
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Cup of Noodles
  • Canned Tuna or Other Meats w/Pop Top
  • Canned Soups w/Pop Top
  • Canned Chili w/Pop Top
  • Canned Vegetables w/Pop Top
  • Canned Fruit w/Pop Top
  • Shelf Stable Fruit Cups
  • Shelf Stable Pudding cups
  • Granola Bars

How do we donate food?

We accept food donations during regular donations hours:

Monday – Wednesday – Friday
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday
10:00 AM – 2:45 PM

CLOSED
Tuesday and Thursday

Food Pantry Donations

All our services and programs are offered free of charge

We exist to improve the lives of those in need.

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Stories of Hope

Tyler and Sam

Tyler and Sam, four and 2 years old respectively, were very busy while their parents talked with a St. House volunteer. The two small boys sat in the middle of the toy corner with a loaf of bread between them. Not a word was spoken between them as they set about the...

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It makes me feel respected

Terri is a single mom who escaped an abusive marriage and moved to Washington and started the long road of getting back on solid ground. A friend where Terri worked told her about St. Francis House. She was able to find work clothes, clothing for the kids along with...

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Cheri’s Tear

Cheri's tear-filled eyes and clipped speech betrayed her tension as she approached the volunteer at the check-in desk in the clothing bank. "I just couldn't get here on my shopping day. I didn't have anyone to watch my kids and we need shoes for the cold weather. The...

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A Client’s Words

St. Francis House,
Thank you for all the good you do in helping people who need it! Many people do good deeds every so often, but you workers at St. Francis do it as your work! I have recently donated clothes to you and am very glad I gave it to you. I appreciate everything you guys do all the time.
— Paige (9-years-old)

Volunteer Opportunities

Compassionate giving comes through a friendly smile that affirms someone’s dignity and self respect. It comes in the form of an item given through the clothing bank, food to the food pantry or a check that will help finish off a rent or utilities payment.
— Sister Pat

Giving Opportunities

Hope is the fruit of compassionate generosity. It is the compassion in the heart of another that inspires them to give whatever will bring hope.
— Sister Pat

Shop the Nook

The Nook is a charity boutique operated by St. Francis House. The Nook sells “twice-loved” treasures at low prices in person at our Main Street location or in our online store.