Our food bank is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon until 5:00 p.m. The last appointment we take for food is at 4:45 p.m. so please be there before that so we have time to assist you with your groceries before we close for the evening. If you are unable to visit when we’re open because of your work schedule or due to an emergency, please call our office at 360-876-4089 and ask to speak with a supervisor or contact us via the “Contact Us” link at the top of our page in advance. We’d be happy to make other mutually agreeable arrangements to ensure that you receive the services you need.
Our agency primarily serves individuals and families that reside within the South Kitsap School District service area. If you live outside of the area, you are still welcome to utilize our services, however if you contact our office, we can provide you with the name and phone number of a food bank closer to your home if that would be more convenient.
Our main food program is need-based and if you are a South Kitsap resident in need of food to feed yourself or your family, we are here to serve you. People can be working, have an income and still not be able to afford the groceries they need and we understand that and are here to help.
It is our policy to have 2 food baskets available to every household each month. A food basket is a cart full of groceries and varies depending on the number of people living in the household. Food baskets are estimated to provide between 3-5 days’ worth of emergency meals and consist of dairy and meat products, fresh produce, non-perishable canned and boxed food items, bread and pastry products and frozen foods. Clients also can make requests of non-food items with each visit to go with their baskets. These non-food items can be baby diapers, pet food, feminine hygiene products, laundry soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deoderant etc. Please ask if there is something you need and if we have it in stock, we will include it with your basket.
In addition to our regular food baskets, we also offer another supplemental food program for those who qualify financially. These government commodity groceries are available three times each month and help to supplement the food that our regular baskets provide. This is a self-declaring program, clients will look at a chart and determine if they qualify based on their household income. Most of our clients do qualify for this program as well.
Please use the form below to send us an email.
The majority of emails we receive are to ask if an appointment is needed for food services and what information is required to be served.
No appointments are ever needed for our food services and just basic household information will be asked. No ID is requested unless you are receiving a gift card or financial assistance from our agency.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or sometimes referred to as food stamps) is a federal nutrition program design to supplement the food budget of families in need so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides nutrition to income eligible seniors. Eligible applicants may receive up to $80 worth of checks to be used at approved farmers markets and retail establishments. This program is first come, first served until all checks have been distributed. Please watch for us to advertise that applications are available in late April or May of each year.
South Kitsap Family Kitchen is held at First Lutheran Church of Port Orchard and serves free, family-style dinners at 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of the last two weeks of each month.
Address: 2483 Mitchell Road SE, Port Orchard, WA
Call (360) 876-3901 for more information.
Christian Life Center serves a free dinner every Wednesday night at 5 p.m.
Address: 1780 SE Lincoln Avenue, Port Orchard, WA
Call (360) 876-5595 for more information.
We can help you apply for SNAP benefits
(also known as food stamps)