The Tukwila Pantry is a non-profit food bank established to serve the residents of the city of Tukwila, SeaTac and Burien in a humane and dignified way with their food and other referral needs. The Tukwila Pantry is committed to provide food for those in need and educate the community on issues surrounding hunger.
South King County has many families, with children, living in poverty. At Cascade View Elementary School, just two blocks from the Tukwila Pantry, over 80% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch programs.
Seeing the need, three organizations; Tukwila Rotary, The Riverton Park United Methodist Church and the Tukwila School District, joined together to help. With an $18,000 start-up grant from United Way, the Tukwila Pantry opened in May, 2001.
In our first year we distributed 28,101 pounds of food to 952 individuals and served 277 families. Thanks to growing awareness and partnerships, in 2017 we were able to distribute 1 million pounds of food to serve over 30,000 individuals in over 10,000 families from the communities of Tukwila, SeaTac, and Burien.
The Tukwila Pantry distributes nutritious food to our clients. We pick up food from local companies like Safeway, Cash & Carry, Del Monte, Franz Bakery, LSG Sky Chef, Starbucks, Target and more.
The Pantry truck picks up food each week from Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline. Even with these generous donations, the Pantry also needs cash donations for transporting food, equipment maintenance, utilities, and staff.
The patrons of the Tukwila Pantry are your neighbors. You may live in a different suburb, or community, but you visit Tukwila and Seatac when you fly to Seattle, or visit Southcenter Mall and the surrounding businesses. You have an opportunity to provide food to children in these cities who are hungry by making a financial contribution to the Tukwila Pantry. At 22¢ a meal,your money will go far. Please help by sending a contribution to the Tukwila Pantry today.
Donating your time to volunteer or financial assistance is greatly appreciated. Please don’t delay — “In the land of plenty, plenty are hungry.” You CAN make a difference!
3118 S. 140th Street
Tukwila, WA 98168