We  are located in the lower level of the Des Moines United Methodist Church

Des Moines Area Food Bank

22225 9th Avenue South

Des Moines, Washington 98198


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00  - 11:45 am

3rd Tuesday night each month 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Cooking class:

Final Tuesday of each month,  10:00 am  - 12:00 pm

Closed 2019 Dates

January 21  (Martin Luther King Jr Day)
February 18  (President's Day)
May 27 (Memorial Day)
September 2 (Labor Day)
November 28, 29  (Thanksgiving)
December 24 through January 1  (Christmas and New Year)

Holiday Service Hours 2018:

Thanksgiving Service 11/25, 26, 27 :   9:00 am - 11:45 am

Closed 11/28, 229

Christmas Service 12/19, 20, & 23    9:00 - 11:45 am

Closed 12/24/19 - 1/3/20  

Holiday Cooking Class:

November 2019 To Be Determined

December 201 To Be Determined

Emergency food service for those in need in the city of Des Moines, Washington, most of Seatac, and the west hill of Kent, Washington.


Financial donations to the food bank can be made online, by mail, or in person.

Donations to the food bank (both food and cash) can be made any week day morning from 8:30 am until noon. Enter the door at the bottom of the parking lot. Click the box at left for the map and directions. 

Needed Items include food for our regular service (canned meat, soup, vegetables, fruit and baby food) and food for our school backpack program (such as EasyMac, individual apple sauce or fruit cups, oatmeal packets and small 100% fruit juices). Paper grocery bags are also a constant need and something which we regularly have to purchase; we appreciate any  donation of clean, untorn paper bags. Non-food items in demand include toilet paper, diapers, soap, laundry detergent, and pet food.

Financial donations

Your dollars can go even further. We purchase food at wholesale prices from non-profit distributors and participate in bulk buys with other food banks in South King County. Sometimes we can get meat for just the cost of processing. Financial contributions can be sent to:

The Des Moines Area Food Bank

PO Box 98788

Des Moines, WA 98198

You can also donate securely online!