Pierce County Missions and Ministries

Rescue Mission
Tacoma Rescue Mission offers meals and emergency overnight shelter for men and families with children. We also provide long-term recovery, educational services to those in need in our community.

Emergency Food Network provides 15 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food annually to over 60 food banks, hot meal sites and shelters for distribution to low-income families and individuals.

In 2014, more than 1.4 million visits were made to food banks in Pierce County with an 11 percent increase since 2011. Emergency Food Network aided these visits distributing more than 15.2 million pounds of food to the programs it serves. Each time a community member walks into a food program with nothing, Emergency Food Network assures they walk out with enough food for nine meals.

Care Net offers hope by providing no-cost compassionate practical care, accurate information and life-affirming resources related to pregnancy, sexual health and abortion recovery.
Fish Food Banks Guiding Mission: “To provide
nutritious food to people in need with compassion, dignity and respect
FISH Food Banks is the oldest and largest food bank network in Pierce County with locations in Edgewood, Graham/South Hill, Lakewood, Northeast Tacoma, Northwest Tacoma, Southeast Tacoma and West Tacoma. FISH’s innovative Mobile Food Bank, a semi-truck and trailer turned food bank on wheels, visits a different location daily, including Key Peninsula and schools in the Bethel, Clover Park and Tacoma School Districts. We serve approximately 1/3 of all Pierce County residents who need food assistance.
Fish Food Bank