Where God is providing food for his people

Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank provides quality food to the communities of East and South Tacoma, Washington. Ahndrea, our founder, was concerned about the children in these communities who were not eating on a regular basis due to their families experiencing economic hardship. Without government assistance, Ahndrea began delivering food to her tenants in this area.This is how the foundation for Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank began. The food bank is named after Ahndrea’s grandmother Eloise. Eloise was a woman of humble means, but would generously share whatever food she had by providing a hot meal to anyone who was in need.

Need food? Find us at . . .

Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank
3543 E. McKinley Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404

Open Hours
Tuesday: 11:30am-4:30pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday:11:30am-4:30pm
Saturday:10:30am-3:30pm

Want to volunteer?
Call 253 426 1994

2017 Statistics

In 2017, Eloise’s Cooking Pot…

Served over 116,838 clients (more than 29,294 households)

Distributed over 2 million pounds of food

Served over 2.4 million meals

Eloise’s Cooking Pot is the third largest food bank and the #1 food delivery service in Pierce County!

HOW WE SERVE TACOMA

WE ALSO OFFER

at Eloise's Cooking Pot

Eloise’s Cooking Pot also provides professional cooked meals to the homeless. On every fifth Sunday, Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank, along with a local executive Chef and volunteers prepare a hot meal and serve over 100 clients, staff, and volunteers of the Matt Talbot Center located in Seattle, Washington.

Serve today and make a difference in someone’s tomorrow.

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Career Opportunities

We are currently hiring for our Volunteer/Community Outreach Manager

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OTHER PROGRAMS

ECP Food Bank Drop-in Site: offers prepackaged and fresh, organically grown food that help people experiencing hunger sustain a well-balanced diet during hard economic times. It is open four days a week for six hours each day. Hygiene products, baby supplies, household items, and pet supplies are also made available.

Home Delivery Services: provided to elderly or disabled homebound residents in subsidized housing who cannot come to the food bank due to medical, transportation, and safety issues. People who receive home delivery also receive other non-food items as needed, including hygiene supplies, household products, and pet food.

The Nurturer program: teaches replication of healthy shopping, cooking, and eating practices using fresh, nutritious food. Eight classes are offered a year with each class having a different theme/topic/recipe. The cooking classes empower clients of all ages with tools and resources to prepare healthy and delicious food on a budget.

Blair’s Sanctuary Garden: a special place for women veterans to raise organic, healthy food for our community while gaining peace, acceptance, and serenity. Women veterans are accepted without judgment while participating in an environment of peace and harmony, while also learning about growing food organically and sustainable crop management. The fresh fruits and vegetables they grow are used at the food bank.

Transitions Backpack Program: gives homeless youth and adults a backpack loaded with on-the-go food, beverages, a can opener, and hygiene items. Homeless clients can come to the food bank everyday it’s opened for food and other necessities.

Children’s Snack/Literacy Program: We provide healthy snacks to children that come to the food bank, as well as at tutorial and after-school programs throughout Pierce County.

Herb Garden: We have our own garden that provides a stable, internal source of fresh food and herbs for our clients.

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