FISH Food Banks of Pierce County

Rating: 4.97 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 621 Tacoma Ave S, Suite 202 Tacoma WA 98402 USA

Mission: Our mission is providing food and more to people in need with compassion, dignity and respect.
Results: In 2011, through our seven food bank locations and our mobile food bank, we provided food to over 446,000 individuals. Through October 2012, we have already served more than 460,000 individuals, a 26% increase over the same period last year.
Programs: FISH Food Banks operates seven fixed food bank locations and a mobile food bank that makes weekly visits to five additional sites. We aim to provide each client with enough food to make three nutritious meals a day for three days. No one needing assistance is turned away.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 91-1198391
253-383-3164
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Rating: 5 stars  

I wasn't even aware of this organization until earlier this year. Little did I know, FISH Food Banks serves more than half a million people each year throughout Pierce County. Unfortunately, all of these vulnerable families and this great service was not on my radar screen. I'm most impressed that all of the food banks serve people in need with compassion, dignity and respect. It's not easy to ask for help when you need it. It's embarrassing for most people to need to visit a food bank. They could be your family member, your neighbor, but too ashamed to let you know they need this help. So many seniors, students, hard working families, veterans and honorable military service members are forced to turn to a food bank for assistance. It's heartbreaking. But I'm so glad that FISH Food Banks are there and able to meet the need.

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I see a consistant monthly donation of 2200 plus volunteer hours at the largest distributing food bank in pierce county. I understand how SE FISH Tacoma can accomdate and service 17,000 plus clients a month.

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Increase the public awarness of this great organization.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thank you Fish Food Bank for your selfless service to the community. I called today to get help for a client and I was met with professionalism and service. Adeservig family in Pierce COunty will eat this week because you care. In these times families struggling more and more and with the holidays coming I am fearful for some families but I know that the will be ok because of your services. Thank you

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Would attempt to find them more money

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