The Food Pantry is a ministry of Northwest Church to our church family and people in surrounding cities, including Federal Way, Auburn, and NE Tacoma. Our desire is to help individuals and families make wise, healthy choices and provide assistance during difficult times.


    The Food Pantry is open on Wednesdays and located in the church’s gym, which is accessible from the north side of our building on SW 348th Street. Check-in begins at 9:30 and ends promptly at 10:00 a.m. Then, after a short prayer, the Pantry opens and patrons receive bread, plus a full bag of groceries, including fruit and vegetables, fresh eggs, and more! The process moves quickly, and you should be through the line in minutes.


    First-time visitors need to bring a picture ID and proof of residence from one of the following zip codes: 98001, 98003, 98023, and 98422. Once registered, you’ll be given a number (one per household) and a calendar showing the dates you can pick up your groceries every other Wednesday. Language assistance is available in Spanish. 


    The Thanksgiving Outreach supplies a complete dinner with all the trimmings to families in need, both within NWC and to people sponsored by members of NWC. It is a wonderful blessing to give and minister to others in this way. 

    How can you get involved?

    (1) You can sponsor a whole family for Thanksgiving! A monetary donation of $50 will provide a full Thanksgiving meal, including vegetables, turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, rolls, and pumpkin pie for a large family. 

    Please make checks out to Northwest Church and put "Thanksgiving" in the memo line. You may also give online - click here - and select "Thanksgiving Outreach" from the drop-down menu. 

    (2) The following donations will be accepted during the month of November and can be dropped off at the church in the bins in front of the chapel: 

    • stuffing mixes
    • canned corn
    • canned green beans
    • canned chicken stock
    • canned yams
    • cranberry sauce

    (3) Come and lend a helping hand to assemble Thanksgiving boxes


    The Christmas Toy Outreach provides gifts for children ages 0-14 for families in need at one of the local elementary schools that NWC partners with or for families sponsored by members of NWC. It is an extensive project which includes preparing gift tags, purchasing gifts and candy, wrapping gifts, arranging deliveries and pickups, and covering it all with prayer. It is always such a joy to bless children at Christmas.

    How can you get involved?

    (1) Purchase a gift for a child. 

    (2) Drop off new stuffed animals at the church office.

    (3) Join us for any or all wrapping parties (dates to be announced)