Drive Thru Food Bank

Free groceries available to everyone. No ID is required.

2nd and 4th Saturdays
1st and 3rd Sat. in Nov, Dec, Jan

4340 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma

Volunteer Opportunities

Serve your community or give back. Volunteer shifts are available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Adults and teens of all abilities can gain valuable work skills through our volunteer program. Community service hours are available.

Employment Support

We’ve helped hundreds of people to find employment, diverted them from homelessness, and empowered them to become self-sufficient.

“The Empowerment Center is where I got all of the love and support I needed to change my life. When I came here, I was unemployed, homeless, and ready to quit using drugs for good. I never felt judged or ashamed. I only felt accepted and more connected because of my past. Now I have the job of my dreams, give back to my community, and am part of the Empowerment Center family.”

~ Al, volunteer for over 7 years

Feeding and empowering people for over 20 years

The Empowerment Center is an independent non-profit that diverts tons of food each year from the sanitary landfill to thousands of families and homeless who would otherwise go hungry. We’ve also been instrumental in putting people to work, diverting them from homelessness, and restoring individuals to self-sufficiency.

Through a 100% volunteer workforce and generous donors, see how we served in 2022:

People served during our drive-through free groceries program

Additional families served through food donated to our outreach organizations

Pounds of Food Shipped

Total Volunteer Hours