Food and Clothing2019-11-26T14:40:50-08:00

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.

Area Served:

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

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.

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

Hours:

10am-2pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5-6pm, Fourth (4th) Thursday of the Month
Closed Federal Holidays, Closed November 28-29, 2019, Closed December 23, 2019-January 2, 2020.
Special Needs hours (must have doctors note stating you are unable to stand in line): 9:30-10am Monday, Wednesday, Friday

2019 Holiday Distribution Hours:

10am-2pm Monday, December 16, Wednesday, December 18, and Friday, December 20
5-7pm, Thursday, December 19
You must be pre-registered at the food bank (visited the food bank previously) for holiday food distribution.

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(1)        mail:

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

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