Multi-Service Center

Ways to Give In-Kind

Multi-Service Center programs depend on support from individuals and groups to help meet the needs of those we serve. Your in-kind donation helps us reach more people with resources and support.

Here are some ways to give:

Food Bank Needs

General Use Foods
Canned soups
Canned meals (Chili, etc.)
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit
Canned meats (tuna, etc.)
Peanut butter
Pasta (all varieties)
Pasta sauce
Canned or dry beans
Canned tomatoes
Cereal and/or oatmeal

Infant/Child Needs
Baby formula
Baby cereal
Jar food

Kid-Friendly Foods (for summer)
Macaroni and Cheese
Tuna in packets
Peanut butter
Fruit cups
Pudding cups
Granola bars

Needs for Homeless
Poptop cans of food
Foods that don't need cooking
High energy foods
Small soaps, shampoos, toiletries
Toothbrushes, toothpaste
Can openers
Plastic forks, spoons

Print a pdf of this list

Drop off at MSC Food Bank Warehouse (1200 S. 336th, Federal Way, off the back alley; Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)


Educational Support

Offer encouragement to our at-risk youth (and adults) by helping provide resources they will need to prepare for their GED exams. Specific needs are:

Merriam Webster Dictionary, new edition (paper, red and blue cover),
approximately $6 each

GED Book
"Complete GED Preparation" (paper, green cover with orange),
approximately $19 each

Casio FX-260, 10-digit solar scientific calculator,
approximately $10 each

Spiral notebooks
Pens and pencils

Bring to MSC's front lobby (1200 S. 336th, Federal Way, off back alley, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

   Print a pdf of this list


Clothing Bank Needs

We currently have an abundance of clothing items. However, we can use the following:

  • Blankets, sleeping bags
  • Mittens, gloves, hats
  • Socks

Drop off at MSC's Food Bank Warehouse (1200 S. 336th, Federal Way, off back alley, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)


Cleaning Kits for Homeless Families at our Shelter

When a homeless family moves into MSC's Family Shelter, they have only the barest of necessities...often this does not include cleaning supplies.

Help to welcome a homeless family into their temporary home at our shelter, by creating Cleaning Kits.

Kits should contain the following items:

  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Detergent/Soap to wash dishes and other surfaces
  • Bleach
  • Yellow/Green scrub sponge
  • Resusable wipe cloth
  • Mop
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Garbage bags
  • Place all items in a bucket or box.

Contact Manuela Ginnett, Housing director, for additional details:


Hygiene Kits for MSC Clients

Hygiene kits filled with travel-sized toiletries are distributed at the food bank for homeless people. And kits are also available with our case managers to distribute on an as-needed basis to clients in our programs.

Pack items listed below in a zipper baggie, and bring to MSC’s Food Bank Warehouse, located off the alley behind our program building at 1200 S. 336th St., Federal Way, Mon-Fri, 8:30 to 4. Questions? Contact Terri Turner, Food Bank Manager, at (253) 838-6810, ext. 163; or

Needed travel-sized items include (at a minimum):

• Shampoo & Conditioner
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrush
• Dental Floss
• Bar soap
• Deodorant

Additional items needed:

• Razors/Shaving Cream
• Tampons
• Kleenex
• Hand Sanitizer
• Hand Lotion
• Chapstick
• Nail Clippers


For other in-kind giving ideas, contact Le Ann Taylor.