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 pack 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 email at in advance and we’d be happy to make other arrangements to ensure that you can receive the services you need.
Our agency serves individuals and families that reside within the South Kitsap School District service area. If you live outside of the area, please call our office and we can provide you will the name and phone number of a food bank in your area.
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.. TEFAP-IndivClientInta
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The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides nutrition to income eligible seniors. The 2022 eligible applicants may receive up to $80 worth of checks to be used at approved farmers markets. This program is first come, first served until all the checks have been distributed.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) helps low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Commodities are distributed through our food bank and can be picked up three time per month (but not more than once per week) during our regular hours. Commodities generally consist of one or two bags of miscellaneous canned and boxed foods which vary each month depending the supply we receive.
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.
First Lutheran Church of Port Orchard 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.
First Christian Church of Port Orchard serves a free dinner the last Sunday of every month at 5:30 p.m..
Address: 4885 SE Hovde Road, Port Orchard, WA
Call (360) 876-8172 for more information.
We can help you apply for SNAP benefits
(also known as food stamps)