Food Ministry

Hospitality Kitchen
First Fridays and Third Thursdays

Come Join Your Fellow Tahoma UU Congregants at Hospitality Kitchen!

Hospitality Kitchen is a program of Catholic Community Services, located at 1323 S. Yakima Ave on the Tacoma Hilltop, that serves a free breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday for those in need. Members and friends of our congregation have been volunteering at Hospitality Kitchen monthly for the past six years.

We now volunteer twice a month on the First Friday and the Third Thursday of each month. Breakfast service is 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Service Projects TUUCLast Friday Sandwich Making

5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Social Hall and Kitchen
Sandwich making at the church begins at 5:30 p.m. Participants often donate sandwich makings and fruit. After sandwich assembly, some of the group distribute the sandwiches and fruit at the Rescue Mission from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Our partners with this project are the West End Kiwanis, Temple Beth El, and Wilson High School Key Club.

Third Saturday Vigil at the Northwest Detention Center

Third Saturday Vigil, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Northwest Detention Center

1623 East J St., Tacoma, WA 98421
Join Tahoma UUs who host this third-Saturday-of-the-month vigil at the Northwest Detention Center. The vigil supports the families of the detainees visiting their loved ones, and participants bring coffee, sandwiches, juice, and special snacks and toys for children.
The mobile AIDNW Welcome Center, which is outside of the center every weekday afternoon, supports released detainees. The center can always use more volunteers, beverages, and snack bars. More information about AIDNW Welcome Center and their wish lists are available at the AIDNW website:

Change 4 Change

The change in our Sunday offering is collected over the course of a month and the proceeds are given to an organization, cause or purpose beyond our congregation’s walls. We poll members to identify mostly local organizations that are doing work that we support. Past recipients have included LGBT teen groups, feeding programs, refugee support, and literacy programs.

Other Opportunities

Throughout the year, there are other opportunities to contribute to needs in our community. In recent years these have included food drives for local food banks, adopt-a-family Christmas appeals, the Associated Ministries annual Hunger Walk.