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Do you need emergency food?

The food bank is open Monday through Friday from noon until 5:00 p.m. The last appointment we take for food is at 4:45 p.m. If you are unable to visit when we’re open because of your work schedule, please call in advance and we can make special arrangements for you. Our agency serves individuals who reside within the South Kitsap School District area.

Our main food program is need-based and there are no financial qualifications. Please remember to bring the following with you each time you visit the food bank:

  • Residential verification – a piece of mail in your name at your current residence such as a utility bill, rental agreement, or a DSHS medical coupon
  • Photo identification – driver’s license or a state-issued identification card

Monthly food baskets

The need we see each day is great, and unfortunately as a donation-based agency, we do not always have as much food as we would like to be able to give. As we currently provide food to thousands of people every month, to best serve everyone fairly, our policy is to have 12 food baskets available per year. A food basket varies depending on the number of people in the household and is estimated to provide 3-5 days’ worth of meals.

Additionally, we may have perishable items such as bakery items and produce available outside of the building each day. You may come in and pick up these items as often as needed, adhering to the posted limits set for the day.

Holiday food baskets

In addition to monthly food baskets, we provide holiday meal baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. These consist of a traditional holiday meal, as well as Christmas gifts for children in the household ages 0-16. We’ll share more information about holiday baskets in the fall.

Contact us today

Use the form below to get in touch with our team. 

Additional programs you may be interested in

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.

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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.

Community programs

Community meals

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)

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