Food and Clothing2020-01-02T08:09:58-08:00

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


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


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

Stories of Hope

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 [...]

March 21st, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

October 7th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

April 7th, 2016|Categories: 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 [...]

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Food/Clothing Bank, Giving, News/Media|0 Comments

Kids need summer meals

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 [...]

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Food/Clothing Bank, News/Media|2 Comments


Kaleigh’s first visit to the food bank at MSC was when she was 16 years old. At that time, she was living with her aunt who became injured and unable to work. “It’s hard to [...]

March 27th, 2014|Categories: Education/Employment, Food/Clothing Bank, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

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.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

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

(3)        email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.