Our Mission


The Sumner Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides nutritious food with dignity to our neighbors in need through donations and the work of dedicated volunteers. Our mission is also to be good stewards of food surpluses, and increase public awareness on issues of hunger in our community. We partner with other food banks and charitable nonprofits to ensure that the needs of the community are met.


Our food bank is primarily a volunteer-based organization that relies upon individuals, businesses, churches, and service clubs in the community for the resources needed to sustain our mission. 


Sumner Community Food Bank is an independent registered non-profit charitable 501(c)3 organization. Any donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Sumner Community Food Bank Bylaws were updated by the Board and approved by the general membership effective November 8, 2019. 

Our History


The Sumner Community Food Bank has been serving the community since 1985: almost 40 years of service!


Originally located in the current Sumner library building, the food bank has had several locations over the years.   These include: the United Methodist Church, a building on Pease Avenue and a storefront on Main Street, prior to moving to its current location.  The former Lake Tapps Brewery building, the current home of the Sumner Community Food Bank, was acquired through the dedicated efforts and tremendous support of the Sumner Rotary and dedicated on October 1, 2002. 

What We Do


The Sumner Community Food Bank offers healthy fresh and packaged food and beverages, pet food, child care items and personal hygiene products that have been donated from local businesses and farms, food drives and individuals.


Food is also received through other non-profit organizations such as Emergency Food Network and Northwest Harvest.  Additional meats, eggs and bulk staples are purchased with donated funds.


No one is turned away – all are cared for.   We provide assistance to all people without regard to religious preference, race, national origin, age, sex, marital status, or disability, and all services are given at no charge or obligation. 


The Food Bank is also a great place to learn more about additional resources and organizations that connect people to the services they may need throughout the community.

An example of food items given at The Sumner Community Food Bank

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Sumner Community Food Bank does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in any of its activities or operations.

These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

The Organization is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, or any other characteristic protected by law.