Food and Clothing2018-09-26T16:00:05+00:00

Food and Clothing

Multi-Service Center offers supplemental and emergency food to individuals and families who live in the bounds of the Federal Way School District (zip codes: 98003, 98023, parts of 98001, 98032, 98422). Customers may visit the food bank once per week.

Multi-Service Center also offers new and gently used clothing to residents of all South King County cities and unincorporated areas through our clothing bank. We also may have housewares such as towels, blankets, or sheets. Customers may visit the clothing bank once a month.

The quantity each customer is allowed through the food and clothing bank is based on family size.

Nearly 90% of our food is donated through individuals, local grocers and restaurants, Northwest Harvest, and the Grocery Rescue (a Food Lifeline program). Food bank volunteers pick up produce and frozen meat and other foods from area grocery stores each week.Volunteers receive special training to handle the frozen food properly so it does not thaw or spoil before it can be distributed to food bank patrons.

MSC’s Clothing Bank receives almost all our clothing from donations by the community. We accept only new or gently used clothing (casual, professional, and dressy) and shoes of all sizes and styles, from infant through adult.

Click here if you need help with your Basic Food Application.

MSC can help you sign up for Basic Food Assistance. Click here for more information.

Area Served:

Food Bank: Federal Way School District (98003, 98023, parts of 98001, 98032, 98422)
Clothing Bank: South King County

Hours:

10am-2pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5-6pm, Fourth (4th) Thursday of the Month
Closed Federal Holidays,  October 8, 2018, November 12, 2018, November 22-23, 2018, December 24-28, 2018
Special Needs hours (must have doctors note stating you are unable to stand in line): 9:30-10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Bring with you:

  • Picture identification
  • Bill or mail not older than 30 days to show proof of address
  • Bags or boxes to take your food with you
  • First Visit Only: social security number is requested (but not required) for each household member
  • First Visit Only for the Clothing Bank: register in the Food Bank

Location:

1200 S. 336th St., Federal Way
From the parking lot, follow the path that leads between our food bank and warehouse. The line forms under the breezeway.

Thanksgiving Food Distribution Hours:

  • Tuesday, November 13, Wednesday November 14,  and Friday, November 16 from 10am-2pm, and Thursday, November 15 from 5-7pm. If you are not in line by 2pm, you will not be able to receive food that day.
  • Special Needs hours (must have doctors note stating you are unable to stand in line): 9:30-10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • You must be pre-registered with the food bank prior to the distribution days and you must bring picture ID, proof of address, and boxes/bags to carry your items.

Holiday Food Distribution Hours:

  • Monday, December 17, Wednesday, December 19, and Friday, December 21 from 10am-2pm, and Thursday, December 20 from 5-7pm. If you are not in line by 2pm, you will not be able to receive food that day.
  • Special Needs hours (must have doctors note stating you are unable to stand in line): 9:30-10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • You must be pre-registered with the food bank prior to the distribution days and you must bring picture ID, proof of address, and boxes/bags to carry your items.

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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.