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CPTC Food Pantry & Area Food Banks

No service of the Nourish Mobile Food Bank until after September 8 at Clover Park Technical College. 

CPTC Food Pantry 

The Department of Student Life operates a student Food Pantry as an initiative of the Student Leadership & Service Center (SLSC) which currently registered students can utilize one time per month. Supplemental funding for the food pantry is provided by the student & activities fee that all CPTC students pay at time of registration.

Due to COVID-19, the CPTC Food Pantry "shopping experience" has been modified to adhere to physical distancing and reduced contact requirements. "Go bags" have been created to serve student households consistently with staple items for creating balanced meals. Since students will not shop the pantry, we have added dietary considerations to the request form to accommodate; gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and no pork diets.

CPTC Food Pantry Pick-up Appointment

Operating Hours 

  • Closed Sept. 6 - Sept. 26  for quarter break
  • Will reopen on Monday, September 27

Nourish Pierce County 

Nourish Pierce County and local community partners host a variety of food banks within five miles of either Lakewood or South Hill campus which CPTC students and employees may access once a week. 

Lakewood Campus 

  • United Methodist Church at Lakewood - Monday and Wednesday
  • STAR Center - Tuesday
  • Lutheran Church of Christ the King - Monday and Wednesday 
  • Giudrone Middle School - Monday 
  • Pierce College Fort Steilacoom 

South Hill Campus

  • Holy Disciples Catholic Church - Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Please visit the Nourish Pierce County website for times, directions and any changes to schedule. 

Other Local Food Banks

There are a variety local organizations in Tacoma and Pierce County that serve our community: