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 a.m. and ends at 10:00 a.m. In the Pantry, you’ll 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 will need to bring a picture ID and a 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’ll be able to pick up your groceries every other Wednesday. Language assistance is available in Spanish and Russian. 


    The Thanksgiving Outreach supplies a complete dinner with all the trimmings to families in need, first within NWC and then to people who are sponsored by members of NWC. It is a wonderful blessing to give and minister to others in this way. Food donations are collected throughout November and delivered the week of Thanksgiving.

    How can you get involved?

    -Monetary gifts will be used to purchase turkeys, pumpkin pies and other fresh items. Please make checks out to Northwest Church and put "Thanksgiving" in the memo line

    -Food donations can be dropped off at the church in the bins in front of the chapel. Please note that we can only use the following items: 

    • cake mixes
    • frosting
    • stuffing mixes
    • canned corn
    • canned green beans
    • canned chicken stock
    • canned yams
    • cranberry sauce
    • napkins
    • aluminum turkey roasters

    Donations will be accepted through Sunday, November 24, 2019.

    Helping hands: come and help us put together the Thanksgiving boxes on Monday, November 25 from 1-6pm and on Tuesday, November 26 from 9am-2pm in the gym.


    The Christmas Toy Outreach is an outreach of gifts for children 0-14 years old for families in need-- both children sponsored by members of NWC and children in the community. It is an extensive project which includes preparating gift tags, purchasing extra 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?

    - Purchase a gift for a child. Name tags will be available in the gym after each service beginning November 10th. 

    - Drop off new stuffed animals at the church office.

    - Wrap presents during any or both of our wrapping parties (12/7 and 12/14 from 9am-2pm) and on Monday 12/17 from 9am-5pm.