Volunteering as a second career

“Volunteering makes me happy,” shares Chang. Even though he’s retired, 73-year-old Chang continues to work almost full-time; however, it’s not a paid position. Chang is a valued volunteer in MSC’s food bank. You can usually find him at the check-out station during food bank open hours, but he also helps with sorting, stocking, and other [...]

2019-11-19T11:11:50-08:00November 19th, 2019|Food/Clothing Bank, Stories of Hope, Volunteers|1 Comment

They got us a home

“MSC helped us a lot and is still helping us. They got us a home. Our MSC case manager is always the first person I call,” shared Takisha. In August 2018, Takisha’s family lost their apartment home to a fire. The fire started in another unit, but caused significant damage to the building. Takisha and [...]

It’s a Family Thing

“I want my family to realize they are blessed and that some people have more needs than us, especially needs to survive like food,” says Hedi, “It is fun, it’s a family thing, it is making a difference in the community, connecting to others and transforming our own lives by having a sense of purpose.” [...]

2018-10-12T10:43:54-07:00September 28th, 2018|Food/Clothing Bank, News/Media, Stories of Hope, Volunteers|0 Comments

MSC can help you get Basic Food!

MSC can help you get Basic Food! MSC can now provide information, pre-screening, and assistance with completing an application for Washington State’s Basic Food Program. Basic Food is what Washington calls the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a USDA program that helps people make ends meet and improve their diet. Eligible households receive an electronic [...]

2017-10-26T16:15:32-07:00October 26th, 2017|Education/Employment, Food/Clothing Bank, News/Media|0 Comments

Volunteering changes a life

Volunteering changes a life Ten years ago, Corrina’s life changed forever when a car accident left her with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). At the time of the accident, Corrina was married with four children ages 9-19 years old. She worked three jobs with the school district and her family was financially stable. [...]

2017-08-16T08:33:33-07:00August 16th, 2017|Food/Clothing Bank, Giving, News/Media, Volunteers|5 Comments

Summer meals for kids now available

MSC offers free snacks and meals for children 18 years of age or under through the United Way of King County's Summer Meals Program. Summer Meals will be available at the following locations during 2017: Site Name/Address Dates of Operation Service Times Boys & Girls Club 30815 8th Ave S., Federal Way Monday-Friday June 28-Aug [...]

2017-06-30T14:28:52-07:00June 28th, 2017|Food/Clothing Bank, News/Media|0 Comments

Delivering hope

Delivering hope For the last fifteen years, Hank has played an invaluable role in getting food into the hands of those who need it in Federal Way. He’s a driver for MSC’s Federal Way Food Bank. Two to three mornings a week, he gets up early and goes to local grocery stores and [...]

2017-03-17T14:03:01-07:00March 21st, 2017|Food/Clothing Bank, Giving, News/Media, Volunteers|0 Comments

It’s a Joy

“When you are in a community, you need to give back. I thought Multi-Service Center was a good place to give back to the community and I was right,” shares Karen DelGrosso when asked about why she volunteers with Multi-Service Center (MSC). For almost thirteen years, Karen has volunteered in the food bank at MSC.  [...]

2016-10-07T14:45:12-07:00October 7th, 2016|Food/Clothing Bank, Stories of Hope, Volunteers|0 Comments

Businesses needed for MSC Summer Meals Drive

Summer means less access to food for many children in our community. Families who receive free and reduced meals at school struggle to find a way to replace those meals during school vacation months. It is also a time when food bank resources are low. Local businesses and organizations can help ease this burden by [...]

2016-04-13T20:02:49-07:00April 7th, 2016|Food/Clothing Bank, Giving, News/Media|0 Comments

Brooklake Church Turkey Drive

Brooklake Church in Federal Way is having it's Big Ol' Turkey Round-Up on November 22! The turkeys collected will be distributed to families for Thanksgiving through the MSC food bank. Their goal this year is to donate over 1000 turkeys. Please consider donating a turkey. Bring turkeys to Brooklake Church on the morning of November [...]

2015-11-17T22:46:58-08:00November 17th, 2015|Food/Clothing Bank, Giving, News/Media|0 Comments