-Community Resource Information Line: 2-1-1
-Family Food Hotline: 1-888-4FOODWA (1-888-436-6392)
-Washington Connection: See if you qualify for additional benefits like cash, food, medical, shelter, education/training, or other at https://www.washingtonconnection.org/home/
- Contact DSHS for information on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for mothers of young children; or State Food Assistance Program (FAP) for legal immigrants who are not citizens.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
4040 S 188th St, Suite 300, SeaTac
Locations throughout King County and Pierce County
Clinical mental health and behavioral health counseling services; drug and alcohol treatment and prevention; crime and sexual assault support; parenting education; referrals for basic needs such as food, clothing, healthcare, housing, and employment; intensive family stabilization programs.
KING COUNTY LOCATIONS:
ACRS Food Bank
919 S. King St., Seattle
Wed and Fri 11:30am-1pm
The only food bank in Washington State that regularly distributes foods that cater to Asian American and Pacific Islander diets. Also offers: Aging services for older adults, behavioral health and wellness, recovery services, employment and training services, child and youth development, citizenship and immigration assistance, and democracy in action program.
Auburn Food Bank
930 18th Pl. NE, Auburn
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9am-1pm; 2nd Wed Only 4:30-6:15pm
Must live within Auburn School District boundaries. Delivery offered every 2nd Sat only by application. Additional resources: Clothing, furniture, counseling, transitional housing, medical and dental resources, emergency financial help for rent or mortgage payments, utilities, prescriptions, gas vouchers if living in car, and other services. Also operates Sundown Overnight Shelter and Ray of Hope Day Resource Center providing resource and service connections for basic needs, medical, behavioral health, housing, laundry services, showers, food, assistance in obtaining identification, work assistance, volunteer resources, extra holiday programs, and weekend backpacks for children. May need current proof of residency, ID, and verification of household.
Ballard Food Bank
5130 Leary Ave. NW, North Seattle
Mon., Thurs., 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Tue., Wed., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Residents of zip codes 98103, 98107, 98109, 98117, 98177 (Seattle only), 98119, 98199, and 98133 can access food bank once a week. Vegetarian entree option available, as well as gluten-free items, and alternative milks for those who have dietary restrictions. A community Resource Hub offers services, including rent and utility assistance, healthcare, mailing address, ID vouchers, and more.
Bus Routes: 15, 17, 18, 29, 40, 44, and RapidRide D
Beacon Avenue Food Bank
Bethany United Church of Christ 6230 Beacon Ave S, South Seattle (at Beacon and Graham)
Wed & Fri 12-2pm
Clients may come once a week, must provide ID. Baby cupboard open third week of the month for diapers and formula. Medical coupons and/or birth certificates are required to receive diapers. Also provides Bethany Community Gardens – no fee, but plot owners should contribute 10 hours of volunteer time throughout the season.
Bethany Community Church
9023 Green Lake Dr N, Green Lake
Food Bank is open every mon 6-7pm, meals are the second and last mon of every month 6-7pm.
Black Diamond Community Center Food Bank
31605 Third Ave. (SR169), Black Diamond
Mon and Wed 10am-3pm; PSE assistance Mon, Thur by appointment (up to $300 must have 'urgent' or 'final' notice); application for school supplies available. Backpack program and holiday toy program for families in Enumclaw School District. Tue and Thur senior lunch at 12pm $4.50, foot care $35, and computer lab access free.
Blessed Sacrament Church
P: (206)767-6449 (SVDP Helpline Mon-Fri 8am-3pm)
5050 Eighth Ave. NE, North Seattle
Sun. meal: noon – 2 p.m.; Food pantry: Fri., 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Byrd Barr Place
Food bank being renovated; will be temporarily relocated to 420 E. Pike St., Seattle and will be open Tue 11am–4pm, Wed 12pm–4pm, and Thur 10am–2pm.
Also offers energy assistance, housing assistance, and personal finance education.
Calvary Lutheran Church
2415 S. 320th St., Federal Way
Free sack lunches provided Mon-Thur 11am-1pm. No forms required.
Chief Seattle Club
410 2nd Ave. Extension S., Central Seattle
Serving native adults: Two hot meals a day, primary healthcare and wellness services, housing case management, homelessness and transitional support, art program, mail, computer, internet, phone access, traditional and cultural practices, personal hygiene needs, and vocational rehabilitation (NativeWorks). Must complete a member application form and bring ID.
Christian Faith Center Community Dinner
33645 20th Ave. S., Federal Way
Church by the Side of the Road
P: (206) 243-5024
3455 S. 148th St.,Tukwila
Free community lunch every Tuesday at noon.
Church of the Good Shepherd Community Meal and Federal Way Community Caregiving Network
345 S. 312 th, Federal Way
Meal: Saturdays 1:30-2:30pm
Community Services: Tue and Fri 10-11am – interviews on a first-come, first-served basis.
Emergency services program provides partial emergency rent assistance, limited gasoline vouchers, bus tickets, and emergency food bags. Also offers information and referrals to other community resources. Must be a resident of the Federal Way School District and NE Tacoma. Client/household may only be assisted once in a 24-hour period and the number of new households who can be helped at each session may be limited. Snacks provided. SOS (Supper Outreach Services) Program provided in conjuction with weekly meals, distributes items such as coats, hats, gloves, blankets, tarps, and personal hygiene supplies to the homeless and needy.
Meals offered at various locations throughout King County every night of the week.
Community Lunch on Capitol Hill
P: (206) 972-2524
Noon-1pm Mon-Fri at All Pilgrims Christian Church on the Corner of Broadway and Republican. Medical and Dental Vans available at Central Lutheran Church, 1710 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Des Moines Area Food Bank
P: (206) 878-2660
22225 Ninth Ave. S., United Methodist Church, Des Moines
Mon, Wed, Fri 9-11:45am; 3rd Tue 6-8pm; Priority for Seniors: Mon, Wed, Fri 830-9am
El Centro de la Raza
P: (206) 957-4634 or (206)957-4606
Locations in Federal Way and Seattle: Beacon Hill and International District
Food bank serves everyone - available once per week per individual, and commodities bank once per week per individual. Please bring a photo ID. Also offers utility assistance, community connectors, system navigators, pathfinders for veterans of color, senior nutrition and wellness program, eviction prevention, labor standards outreach, child and youth programs, bilingual education, legal assistance, tax preparation, DACA, DSHS support/unemployment services, and more.
Wed – Seniors and mobility-limited individuals only; Thur and Fri 10am-12pm and 2-4pm
Enumclaw Food Bank
1350 Cole St., Enumclaw
Food bank for Enumclaw School District boundary residents.
P: (206) 694-6727
Offers a food bank. Wallingford location serves ZIP codes 98103, 98107, 98115, 98117, 98177, and 98133. Also offers a Family Resource Center and Community Closet. Greenwood location serves 98103, 98115, 98107, 98133, 98117 and 98177.
Wallingford 1501 N. 45th St.; Tue noon–2pm; Thurs 3–6pm; Fri 11am– 1pm;
Greenwood 9501 Greenwood Ave N.; Tues 3:30-6pm; Wed 12pm–2pm (general public); 11 am–2pm (seniors)
Filipino Community of Seattle
5740 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, South Seattle
Senior Lunch at 11:30AM to 1PM Mon, Tue, Thur and Food Bank open Mon, Tue, Thur.
Also offering: Zumba Fitness Program, Bingo, Safety Awareness Program, Health and food presentations, Blood Pressure screenings, Health education classes, Public Assistance, Housing, Energy conservation, Recycling, Information and Referrals, Card Games after Lunch, Barber shop during lunch day, Computer training for seniors, Naturalization program referral, Filipino Community Village, senior virtual village, social, arts, and cultural programs, and youth development programs.
First United Methodist Church of Seattle
P: (206) 622-7278
180 Denny Way, Central Seattle
Shared Breakfast: Every Sun 7–9:30am
6412 Latona Ave NE, Green Lake
Mon-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Offering free meals to people in need, as well as food to go.
Help Northwest Auburn Food and Clothing Bank
404 22nd St. SE #D, Auburn
Highline Area Food Bank
P: (206) 433-9900
Manhattan Community Hall: 18300 Fourth Ave. S., Burien
Tue. 12–2:30pm, Thurs 10am–12:30pm; Second Tue of the month evening hours: 5:30-7pm
Provides enough food for family size. Photo ID and current bill providing proof of address required for each adult. Medical coupons or school records required for all children 6-18 years old. Registration form needed upon first visit. Must live within the following boundaries: North of 192nd St., South of 116th St., East of Hwy 509-140th St., West to Puget Sound, and East to Pacific Hwy S/Military Rd.
Holy Innocents Church
26526 NE Cherry Rd, Duvall
3-6:30pm Tue, 10am-12pm Wed
Pantry provides groceries and essential items, no prerequisites. Appointment needed.
Locations in Carnation, Shoreline, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, and a mobile market.
Carnation: 3-7pm; Shoreline, Redmond, Kirkland, and Bellevue Tue 12-4pm, Wed 3-7pm, and Thur 10am-2pm
Enough food is distributed for 21 meals per person. Adult education services, case management, employment, financial assistance/coaching, family development programs, housing services, energy services, and mobility management provided online or by phone. Transportation DART services and non-emergency medical transportation services for Medicaid recipients in Snohomish and King Counties.
3841 NE 123rd St., Lake City
Healthy HIP Packs for children, summer meals and after school meals, senior community meals, and shelter meals. Also offering classes and workshops, and a gardening program.
Immanuel Community Services
P: (206) 622-1930
1215 Thomas St., Central Seattle
Food Pantry for anyone who is hungry and needs food: Every Mon 10am– 1pm; no requirements or restrictions.
Community lunch: Last Sun of the month, noon-2pm.
Also offering a recovery program shelter and a hygiene center.
Issaquah Food Bank
179 1st Ave. SE, Issaquah
All customers will receive enough diapers and food for two weeks as distribution hours will occur every other week Mon-Thur 1-7pm by last name:
Mon 1-3pm A, 3-5pm B, 5-7pm C; Tue 1-3pm D-E, 3-5pm F-G, 5-7pm H-I; Wed 1-3pm J-L, 3-5pm M, 5-7pm N-P; Thur 1-3pm Q-R, 3-5pm S-V, 5-7pm W-Z.
The Food Bank serves the following zip codes: 98027, 98029, 98075, and 98059.
Additional services provided: Referrals for food stamps, school lunches, edicational opportunities, shelter, and more. Short-term help often as utility or rent assistance via Issaquah Community Services. Case manager appointment set-up for dental van at Eastridge Church every quarter. Other programs: Groceries to go, tools 4 schools, holiday gift barn, and kids lunch programs for summer and school breaks.
Jewish Family Service
P: (206) 461-3240
Polack Food Bank: 1601 16th Ave., Central Seattle - Capitol Hill in Seattle at 16th Avenue and E. Pine St., across from the 7-Eleven. Call for directions to the Eastside Food Bank.
Wed 10am-12pm, Thur 2-4pm, Fri 10am-12pm
Provides groceries, toiletries, masks, and pet food. Open to anyone in need. Also offering community stabilization services and financial assistance.
Kent Community Supper
336 2nd Ave S., Kent
Every Mon 5-6pm
Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services
Main Alliance Location: 515 W. Harrison St., Suite 107, Kent
Walk-up Wed and Fri 10am-1pm, Thur for 55+ 10-11am
One person per household will be allowed entrance to collect a pre-packaged box. Bring photo ID and either food bank card or mail from Kent service area.
Kent-Meridian Hub at Kent-Meridian High School
10020 SE 256th St, Kent
Free access for students and families to food, personal products, school supplies, resources, meals, and other essentials.
Lake City Seniors
12531 28th Ave. NE, Lake City
To-go lunches from Lamb of God Church: 12509 27th Ave NE, Lake City Mon, Wed, Fri 12:30-1:30pm, $4 suggested donations for seniors, $6 all others. No registration required.
Also offering: King County Metro pop-up classes and customer service, hyde shuttle, volunteer transport, East African elders program, foot care, massage therapy, reassurance calls, social work consultation.
Locations in Bellevue and Central Seattle.
Housing case mangers/employment coordinators, meal delivery, case management, health insurance and dental programs, sexual health services, PREP, aging and disability services program, and support groups. Also offers 6-week nutrition and cooking courses for free.
Maple Valley Food Bank
21415 Renton-Maple Valley Rd SE, Maple Valley
In-person market shopping and curbside pickup available Tue 10:30am-6pm, Wed 10:30am-1pm
Assistance with rent evictions, utility disconnects, bus passes, and limited other emergency needs as funds are available for those who qualify. Priority is given to households with children, seniors, and disabled. Puget Sound Energy HELP and Federal Energy Program LIHEAP available by appointment on Mon only. Call for appointment. Children’s Christmas Gift Program offered in Nov and Dec for eligible clients upon registration. Must be a current food bank client, provide current proof of address and verification of children in household. Within Reach offers help with Washington Basic Food Program, Affordable Care Act, and DSHS services.
Margie Williams Helping Hands
973 Chelan Ave. NE, Renton (Food bank is located in the rear, enter through the church parking lot and go left)
Food distribution every Sat. morning 8-11am to low-income families and others who are in need.
Meals on Wheels
P: (206) 448-5767 or (888)-308-6325
Mobile market groceries available to anyone living in Seattle city limits; Ensure liquid supplements available for anyone in King County.
1200 S. 336th St., Federal Way
Also offers a Kent and Burien Location.
Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30am-2pm, Thur for 55+ only 11am-1pm, Fourth Thur of the month open 5-6pm
Drive-thru style food bank (from behind the building) offers pre-boxed supplemental and emergency food to individuals and families who live in the bounds of the Federal Way School District (zip codes 98003, 98023, parts of 98001, 98032, and 98422. Must bring a valid photo ID, and completed application on second visit. May visit once per week. Programs available by appointment: Employment, educationt through Open Doors, housing and rent assistance for Regional Access Point (RAP) through Coordinated Entry for All (CEA), Long-term care ombudsman, tax services Mon-Thu 6-9pm no appointment needed, and Social Security Benefits (206)686-7252 ext. 113.
P: (206) 367-3477
12736 33rd Ave. NE, Lake City and 13000 Linden Ave. N., Bitter Lake Locations
Lake City: Wed. 10am-1pm, Thur 4:30-6:30pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Bitter Lake: Sat 10am-2pm
Registration not required. North Helpline is able to provide Home Delivery to neighbors living in 98125, 98133, 98155, 98177, 98115, 98011, and 98028. Sometimes there is a waiting list. Also owns a space in McDermott Place that is leased to provide medical facilities, along with a homelessness prevention program with limited funds available to prevent evictions and utility shut-offs (available for neighbors living in 98125, 98133, 98155, and 98177).
Located in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood at 1915 4th Ave. S., near the corner of 4th Ave. S. & S. Holgate St.
Mon 1:30-7:30pm, Wed and Fri 8am-2pm
In addition to being a stable source for free groceries, SODO Community Market also offers a variety of services from public agencies including healthcare, housing, legal, and more. No ID, proof of income, or residency information is required to shop with us.
Free vegetarian/vegan food truck at University Height Community Center in the U-District, 50th and University Way Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 6-8pm; Also at 9451 Avondale Rd NE, Redmond on Thur 6-8pm. Also operated an organic farm and hopes to start a pioneer village for the homeless.
Orting Valley Senior Center
120 Washington Ave N, Orting
Hot meals Mon-Thur Call by 8am to reserve; suggested donation $5 for ages 60+ and $6 for all others; no one is denied due to inability to pay; Food pantry also available.
Paradise of Praise Food Bank
1316 SW Holden St., South Seattle
Every Tue 10am-12pm
Phinney Neighborhood Association
P: (206) 783-2244
Locations: Greenwood Senior Center 525 N. 85th St., between Dayton Ave. & Fremont Ave. N. (Bus #5 & #45) and St. John United Lutheran Church (Fellowship Hall entrance in Back) 5515 Phinney Ave. N., across from Woodland Park Zoo (Bus #5)
Greenwood: Mon Dinner 4-6pm; Phinney Ridge: Tue Dinner 4-6pm, Wed Lunch 11am-1pm
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
7500 Greenwood Ave N., North Seattle
Tue 1:15-3pm, Wed 6:15-8pm
Food bank is open to all without an zip code restrictions. Just bring an ID, and come to the doors of the food bank at the NW corner of the church (N. 76th and Greenwood Ave. N). Food is stocked for a variety of different needs, including low sodium diets, baby items, ready to eat “no-cook” food, pet food, as well as toiletry supplies as available. Financial assistance also offered.
Pike Market Food Bank
P: (206) 626-6462
1531 Western Ave. (Below street level, Level 5 of Pike Place Market Parking Garage), Central Seattle
Tue 9:30am-3pm, Wed 3-7pm, Thu 9:30am-3pm
Free groceries for people of any age. Serves ZIP codes 98101, 98104, 98121 and anyone who is homeless. May come once per week. Bring ID and grocery bag if possible, not required. Call ahead if you have mobility issues and cannot stand in line. No-cook bags and home delivery also offered.
Puget Sound Labor Agency Food Bank
Recently moved to Seattle’s SODO Showbox Theater at 1700 S. 1st Ave. Call ahead before first visit. Mon & Fri 8am-12pm; Wed 2-5pm.
Bus Route 21 running every 12 minutes from 5th & Wall.
Also offers a wheelchair ramp program; an annual holiday party with toys for children and a meal; and emergency financial assistance with mortgage/rent, utilities, and phone bills.
Queen Anne Helpline
311 W. McGraw St., Central Seattle
Residents of 98109, 98119, and 98199. Food bag delivery – call by noon on Mon or Thur to schedule. Also provides financial, rent assistance, utility payments, thanksgiving food for seniors, move-in assistance, personal hygiene products, metro bus tickets, targeted referrals, case management, and other basic needs services plus several special assistance programs based on financial status, zip code, and emergency hardship situations. Clients are asked to provide proof of residency, ID, and additional documentation. Non-financial, basic needs assistance is available to anyone in Seattle.
Rainier Valley Food Bank
P: (206) 723-4105
4205 Rainier Ave. S., South Seattle
To-go food bags are available for pick-up Tue through Sat from 9:30am-2pm for those who are unsheltered, without access to traditional food preparation, and/or unstable housing. One bag available per day per person, providing 1-2 meals. Home delivery services serving most of 98118, 98122, 98144, 98178. Call for delivery information and to get on the waitlist. Also offering help with SNAP, housing, clothing, transportation, and healthcare. Limited funds available for short-term help Tue-Sat 9:30am-2pm. Backpack Program: for at-risk students attending South Seattle schools, in need of weekend foods. Food is delivered to your school once per week, intended to last for the weekend. 360 Support program: A social worker will schedule an appointment to speak privately. Can provide help with: traditional/emergency/permanent housing/shelter, job training, rental assistance, utility bills, clothing, healthcare, SNAP benefits, and much more.
2022 Boren Ave, South Lake Union
Lunch 12:30-3pm, Dinner 5:15-5:45pm
Bus routes: 70, 8, 309, 63, 64
Housing screenings by Aloha Inn 10am-12pm; 12 step meetings; New member orientation Tue 12pm, Sat 2pm; coffee bar and barista training available; computer and telephone access; Resource specialist offered; medical care; Hep-C and HIV testing; dental care; mental health and substance use treatment; housing connections; other social events
Renewal Food Bank
15022 NE Bel-Red Road, Bellevue
Mon 12-3pm, Tue 4-6:30pm, and Wed 10am-1pm
Come once a week to shop and pack your own bag color-coded according to the amount of people in your family.
400 Yale Ave. N., South Lake Union
Meals served from 4-5:30pm the last Sat of the month
Seattle Humane Society
13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue
Pet Food Banks in various locations throughout Seattle region provide: Leashes/collars, flea/tick prevention, indoor crates, litter boxes/litter, kennels, and pet food. Pet owners may apply online for monthly pet food or one-time emergency assistance for 30 days’ worth of supplies. Other services include: SPOT (Supporting Pet Owners in Transition) Program; Pets For Life (PFL) to help support underserved communities in need of pet resources; Temporary pet foster care; Pet deposit fees and pet rent available if pets are a barrier to getting housing; Low-income veterinary care.
Seattle Indian Center
1265 South Main Street, Suite 105, International District
Community Meals Program Mon-Fri: Breakfast 8:30-9:30am; Lunch 12-1:15pm
Food Bank Tue and Thur: 1-3pm; First come, first served. Bring Seattle ID.
Offers no-cook bags for those in crisis. Also provides anti-trafficking help for Native people, as well as the Sea’ Sha Inn Men’s Hostel with free rooms for homeless on a case-by-case basis. Seattle Indian Center has a day center which offers: shower and laundry services, a quiet room, computer access, public health screenings and trainings, AA and NA meetings, and mail services.
Seattle School District Meals
Families must re-apply for meal benefits each school year. All summer free sack breakfasts and lunch meals are available to eligible students. Parents and guardians may pick up meals for students. Mon-Fri 11am-1pm (except July 2 and 5). Located at various locations throughout the school district.
Seattle’s Outdoor Meal
P: (206) 922-2015
2515 Western Ave., Seattle
Mon-Fri Breakfast 8-9am, Lunch 12:30-1:30pm, Dinner 5-6pm; Sat-Sun Breakfast 10-11am, Lunch 12:30-1:30pm, Dinner 5-6pm
Provides vegetarian options and serves diabetic friendly, pork free, shellfish free, tree nut, peanut, and gluten free meals.
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St, West Seattle
For seniors: Junction Diner Mon-Thur 11:45am-12:30pm; Margie's Cafe Fri 9am-1:30pm; Sack lunches for pick-up 11:45am-12:30pm Call for delivery options; Food bank boxes for pick-up Tue 9am; Meals on Wheels available; Volunteer transportation and Hyde shuttles; Social worker support; Westside friends program; and Legal consultations.
Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center
18560 1st Ave. NE #1, Shoreline
To-go hot meals Mon-Fri 11:45am-12:15pm, call and order before 9am Mon. Suggested donation $4 for seniors over 60 or $10 for others.
Meals on wheels place order Tue, delivered Thur; submit application online or call. Also offers foot care, Bastyr naturopathic medicine, senior assistance program, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), home repair, utility bill discounts for seniors, discount card programs, HYDE shuttle service, volunteer transportation, and Metro Regional bus passes.
Sno-Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services
31957 E. Commercial St., Carnation
Wed 3-7pm and Thur 10am-2pm
Distributes pre-packaged boxes of enough food for two weeks for zip codes: 98014, 98019, 98024, 98045, 98065, 98224, and 98288.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
P: (206) 523-7476
111 NE 80th St., North Seattle
Last Sun. each month, 2 pm. Meals serving anyone.
St. Dunstan’s Feeding Program
722 N. 145th St., Shoreline
Serving takeout meals every Tue between 3:30 and 5:30pm
St. James Cathedral Kitchen
P: (206)622-3559 or (206)949-6114
St. James Cathedral Hall, 907 Columbia St., Central Seattle
Nightly meals serving everyone. Line-Up starts at 3pm Mon-Fri; Distribution starts at 4:15 pm. During the meals, other services are provided, including ESL tutoring, mental health counseling, health and wellness checks, and referrals to local social agencies. Solanus Casey Center provides financial assistance for ID cards and paperwork Mon-Thu 1-4pm.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
P: (206) 784-3119
5710 22nd Ave. NW, North Seattle
Serving meals to-go Mon-Fri 10am-12pm
Street Youth Ministries
P: (206)524-7301 ext. 111
4540 15th Ave. NE (On NE 47th St, between 15th Ave NE & 16th Ave NE), U District
On the N side of University Presbyterian Church
Serving ages 13-26
Drop-in center offers food/lunch, hygiene items, showers, clothing ,laundry, case management, life skills, outings, opportunities to earn other resources like sleeping bags or blankets, and Greyhound tickets.
St. Vincent De Paul
5972 4th Ave. S., Seattle
Tue, Thur, Fri 11am-2pm
Distributing boxes and bags of food through a truck docking station right near front door. First-time visitors please bring a form of I.D. and proof of current address if available. Benefit referrals and applications can be provided.
4740 B University Way NE, University District
Directly on “the Ave” just South of 50th St. Gate is between Rudy’s Barbershop and Lucky Vintage. Head up the stairs to the 2nd floor, door is to the left.
Meals offered Sun-Fri 7-8pm; Sat 6:30-7:30pm: at University Congregational Church 4515 16th Ave. NE & NE 45th, enter down the cement steps.
Youth Access to Care (YAC) (Healthcare Program) – a part of STOP (Street Talk Outreach Program) and SLY (Service Links for Youth Case Management).
NEXUX at Auburn now hosts its own meals at 915 H St SE, Auburn.
The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s
611 20th Ave. S., Seattle
Mon, Wed, Fri 10am-1pm
Bring a bag or box and ID or proof of address. For home delivery, must be located within 2 miles of food bank and fill out an application found online. Bring child birth certificate for baby items such as formula, diapers, and wipes between 9-9:30am; or a toddler bag from 10am-1pm. No-cook bags available. Hygiene products sometimes available. Feeding hungry children program provides breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend meals. Mobile Food Bank to various communities.
The Giving Room at Epic Life Church
10510 Stone Ave. N., Northgate
Food Bank Open Every Mon 9:30am-12:45pm
P: (206) 431-8293
Lower Floor of Riverton Park United Methodist, 3118 S. 140th St., Tukwila
Tue, Thur, Sat 10am-2pm
Service area includes residents of Tukwila, SeaTac, Burien, and Boulevard Park.
United Way of King County
Anyone can sign up for weekly food delivery and will receive updates about waiting list status. No documentation required.
University District Food Bank
P: (206) 523-7060
5017 Roosevelt Way NE, North Seattle
Mon. 9am-2:45pm; Tue and Thur 11am-7:45pm; Fri 11am-3:45pm
Offering fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, frozen meat, canned and dried goods, toiletries, baby formula, diapers, pet food, and connections to important community resources. Serves residents in ZIP codes 98102, 98103, 98105, 98112, 98115 and 98125 as well as anyone who is homeless. Customers may visit once per week. Documents Required if not homeless: photo ID (every visit) and proof of address (for first visit).
Vashon Maury Community Food Bank
10030 SW 210th St, Vashon; Located behind Sea Mar Community Health Clinic
Grocery shopping pick-up service: Wed 10am-2pm; 4-7pm. Submit order online or by phone.
Home delivery: Thur 11am-6pm and Fri 11am-2pm
Must fill out a client intake form, but anyone in need is welcome. No ID required. Bags of emergency food on-site. Summer Picnics in the Park for children eligible for free/reduced lunch in the school district. Child Hunger Initiative provides weekly snack deliveries to various schools throughout the school year. Harvest for Vashon Food Bank garden.
White Center Food Bank
P: (206) 762-2848
10829 Eighth Ave. SW, South Seattle
Food Bank by appointment only. Mon 12-3:45pm, Wed and Fri 10am-1:45pm; Seniors 60 and older: Thur 10am-1:45pm; Three visits allowed per month
Mobile Food Bank for Joseph House, Nia Apartments, and Arrowhead Gardens residents only. Baby Pantry supplies infant and child foods and items like infant formula, jars of baby food, infant cereal, and other items for infants and young children: Mon 12-3pm, Wed and Fri 10am-1pm. ID and proof of address as recent as 60 days. One visit per month. Home delivery options available for those who have mobility issues or other disabilities. Must provide a doctor’s note. After-hours bags and no-cook bags available Mon-Fri 8am-4pm for those who need emergency food assistance or who do not have access to cooking facilities or equipment. Also provides White Center Heights Park Community Garden.
Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank
17110 140th Ave. NE, Woodinville
Tue 6:30-7:20pm, Sat 9:30-10:20am
Bring ID for all family members and proof of residency such as utility bill or rental agreement for Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland, Kenmore, or Redmond. Regular appointment times can be scheduled after your first visit. Located on the ground floor of the Woodinville Community United Methodist Church – North entrance by ramp.
Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
225 N. 70th St., Phinney Ridge
Meal every Monday at Noon; Call before first visit to confirm
YWCA of Seattle
Phillis Wheatley Branch: 2820 E. Cherry St, Central Seattle
Home food delivery. Residents in YWCA emergency shelter and time-limited housing receive first priority and should have their unit number, voucher from their case manager, and case manager name when they pick up their food.
PIERCE COUNTY LOCATIONS:
All Saints Parish’s Community Services
204 6th Ave. SW, Puyallup
Deliveries occur Mon-Thur 1:30-3:30pm, or 5-7pm; available to residents living in 98371, 98371, and parts of 98373 and 98374 zip codes. Call to complete an intake form.
103 140th St. S #B, Tacoma
Wed and Thur 10am-2pm
You will need a current months utility bill, bank statement, or DSHS paperwork with your name and address on it.
Bethel School District BOB Bus
Available to assist families with access to WIC, DSHS services, and several other resources requiring internet access. Offers food items and school supplies such as backpacks, clothes, and books. Also provides children’s games, activities, arts and crafts. Call to host in your community.
Bonney Lake Food Bank
24015 State Route 410, Buckley
Food, diapers, wipes, and baby food; personal care items; crisis and supportive services; pet food; food for kids backpack delivery program; no ID or proof of address required.
Bonney Lake Senior Center
Take-out meals available and delivery option for seniors in need. Suggested $5 donation cash or check optional, but not required. Van transportation offered. Any requests, call before 8am.
Discounted produce baskets. Pick-up locations in Bonney Lake, Buckley, Puyallup, Spanaway, Steilacoom, and many more.
Bounty Food Bank
5634 S Park Ave, Tacoma (Inside Bethany United Methodist Church)
Every Mon 9:30-11:30am
Provides 3 days’ worth of meals, no requirements. Bring strong bags if possible.
Bread of Life Ministries
8810 Lawndale Ave SW, Lakewood
Must provide name and birthdate
Buckley Community Soup Supper
Second Wed of Each Month @ 5pm
Multi-Purpose Center 811 Main St., Buckley
Various soups, breads, desserts, and drinks provided. Bring a bowl and a spoon.
Buckley Kiwanis Food Bank
127 N River Ave, Buckley Hall
Wed and Fri 9am-12pm
Calvary Baptist Church Food Bank and God’s Closet
6511 S. C St., Tacoma
Drive-up Only; Wed 2:30-5pm
Community Big Give
Thanksgiving dinners will be put together and distributed to families in need in the Sumner-Bonney Lake, Dieringer, & White River School District Communities. Sign up online.
Eatonville Family Agency
305 W. Center St., Eatonville
Follow the EFA Drive Thru Food Bank sign around the back of the building to the alley doors. Stay in your car.
Mon and Thur 9am-3pm.
Edwards Temple Church
1107 S 21st St, Tacoma
Emergency food distribution Every Sat 11am-1pm
Eloise Cooking Pot (Making a Difference Foundation)
3543 E. McKinley Ave., Tacoma
Also offers Blair’s Sanctuary Garden, after school programs, cooking classes, Transitions Backpack Program, Herb Garden, annual turkey giveaway, and more.
Families Unlimited Network
2610 Sunset Dr. W, University Place
Tue and Thur 12:30-2:30pm, Sat 10:30am-12pm
Services are open to anyone who resides in Pierce County. No income restrictions or pre-registration required. Bring ID and proof of residency. A mobile Summer lunch program for families follows two routes Mon-Fri 10:45am-12:15pm. Kidpack program at University Place schools for kids who qualify for free or reduced school lunches to get pre-bagged weekend meals. Contact school counselor. The Spot is an after school program for kids in 3rd-7th grade in the University Place School District on school days. Community Christmas program for families of children in University Place School District.
Fife/Milton/Edgewood Food Pantry
Mon, Tue, Thur 12:30-1:30pm
Food Backpacks 4 Kids
9127 152nd Ave CT NW, Lakebay
Providing backpacks full of food for school children, as well as free crock pots for families, in various school locations.
Food is Free Tacoma
Building community gardens in various neighborhoods.
Gateway Church Care Food Pantry
7310 12th Ave E, Tacoma (South of 72nd between McKinnly and Portland Ave)
No one turned away, food goes fast.
Gig Harbor Pennisula FISH Food Bank and Community Services
4425 Burnham Drive, Gig Harbor
Mon and Fri 9:30am-3:30pm, Wed and Thur 9:30am-6pm
Food bank also provides information, referrals, and enrollment assistance for social services such as Medicare, food stamps, housing, and Northwest Furniture Bank; financial aid available for utility bills, rent, prescriptions, and other emergency needs; support for students in Peninsula School District. Eligibility zip codes: 98322, 98329, 98332, 98333, 98335, 98349, 98351, 98359, 98367, 98394, and 98395. Must currently have an emergency situation, have photo ID for each family member, and have proof of residence in Gig Harbor or the Key Peninsula such as a current bill showing your name and address. In addition, applicants to our student aid program must meet the following qualifications: Have a need based on income level; current enrollment in a GED, vocational or higher ed program; and provide proof of good academic standing such as copies of a current transcript or report card. We provide a week’s worth of food per visit, up to four times during an emergency situation. If further food assistance is needed, an extension may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Documentation will be required. Heartwood Haven animal sanctuary provides food and other pet items on the third Wed of the month (most months) from 3:30-4:30pm.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
140 E 56th St, Tacoma
Free hot meal every Tue at 5:30pm
25713 70th Ave. E., Graham – Cedar Springs Community Church
Every Sat from 9:30am-12pm
Also provides power pack lunches for kids from the Bethel School District each week, Christmas dinner boxes for families, and a community garden offering vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers for people in the area with no cost.
Holy Family of Jesus Cambodian Church
1427 E 40th St, Tacoma
Free lunch for seniors. Mon & Thur 11am Vietnamese food; Tue & Fri 11am Cambodian food.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
720 W. Main St., Puyallup
Community Meal provided every Sunday at 2pm. In partnership with 13 other churches ILC host homeless individuals on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of every month from Nov - Dec.
Key Peninsula Community Services
17015 9th St. Ct NW, Lakebay
Tue, Thur, Fri 10-11:45am & 12:45-3pm; Wed 10-11:45am & 12:45-5:30pm
Food bank for anyone. Two food baskets per calendar month and federal commodities. ID required at first visit. Please contact if homeless.
Key Peninsula School District
14015 62nd Ave NE, Gig Harbor
Weekend meal kits, summer meal routes, and free/reduced meals for school children and their families.
KP Bischoff Food Bank
12402 134th Ave NW, Gig Harbor
Tue-Fri 2-6pm, Sat 2-5pm
Food Pantry Wed 2-4pm at 1717 S. Union Ave, Tacoma
Food Bank Tue 3:30-5:30pm and Sat 10am-12pm at 17708 28th Ave E, Tacoma
Clothing Bank Sat 10am-3pm at 17708 28th Ave E, Tacoma
Mid-County Community Center
10205 44th Ave E, Tacoma
Mealsite programs and food bank; computer literacy classes for seniors.
Northwest Community Center
Wed at 4pm at Lakewood Boys and Girls Club Hope Center
10402 Kline St SW, Lakewood
NOURISH Pierce County
Many locations throughout Pierce County
Pre-packaged food in accordance with the amount of people in the household.
Orting Food Bank
224 Washington Ave. S., Orting
Mon 3-6pm, Wed 12-3pm, Fri 9am-12pm, and Sat 10am-1pm
Grocery style food bank. No income qualification or verification.
Parkway Community Services Food Bank
11222 10th Ave S, Tacoma
Tue and Thur 11am-3pm
Also offering backpack program weekly, satellite locations, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas giveaways.
Prince of Peace Lakewood
10333 Bridgeport Way SW, Lakewood
Every Tue 12-3pm
Bring proof if address and documentation to show how many family members need assistance. Also provides Tyee Park Elementary's Backpack Program offering food, shoes, clothing, blankets, air mattresses, school supplies, and various other items when needed for children.
Puyallup Food Bank
217 W Stewart Ave, Puyallup
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 12-3:30pm; Last Thursday of the Month 5:30-7pm
Appointment required, no one in need is turned away. May come once a month to receive 3 days supply of food and personal hygiene products. Birthday gifts and cakes require advance notice.
Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation: Full Bellies
Free hot meal for everyone every Thur 4:30-6:30 at Calvary Presbyterian Church
1725 Porter St., Enumclaw (NE entrance off parking lot enter through basement doors).
The Care Van is a door-to-door service for any health-related, non-emergency transportation needs throughout King and Pierce Counties. Also provides the following services for students: mental health support, mentor program, and an integrated student support program.
Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program
Vouchers to spend at various farmers markets throughout Pierce County for seniors over age 60 who are low-income. Must complete application.
Small Tribes Organization of Western Washington
P: (800)567-6690 or (253)589-7101
3040 96th St S, Lakewood
Food distribution program on Indian reservations listed on website – can't be on SNAP benefits; must apply with ID, proof of income, and proof of address. Emergency food assistance program for tribal members with income eligibility. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
St. Andrew's Catholic Church Emmanuel Food Pantry
1401 Valley Ave., Sumner
Tue and Fri 10am-12pm, Wed 3-5pm
Spanish language spoken.
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish
7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma
Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets
Steilacoom Food Pantry at Steilacoom Community Church
1603 Rainier St., Steilacoom
Every Sat 9:30-11:30am
You do not need to be a member of the church to obtain assistance. No pre-registration required. Backpack program also available on weekends for children in the Steilacoom Historical School District.
St. Leo’s Food Connection
1323 S. Yakima Ave, Tacoma
Tue, Thur 11:30am-5:30pm; Wed, Fri 11:30am-3:30pm; Sat 10am-1:30pm; Closed 1st Thursday and 1st Saturday of each month
Walk-ins welcome. Provides 3 days of food for each household, and also services a mobile food bank in the Springbrook neighborhood. For the mobile food bank, please bring proof of address in 98498 or 98499 zip code and a bag or box to carry food. Children’s programs: Backpack program, after school snacks, break bags, and summer lunches. Also provides: Blood pressure checks, connections to health insurance, job training, nutrition, school supply distribution, and community meals.
Sumner Community Food Bank
15625 Main St. E., Sumner – Across from Aversano’s Restaurant
Mon-Fri 10am-1pm and Thur 5-7pm
No appointment needed, no ID required, and no address restrictions for food bank. Also has a kids summer backpack program for meals. Sign up online.
Sumner School District Summer Meal Program for Families
Free curbside meals Mon-Thur (Thur provides an additional meal bag) from 11:30am-12:30pm through the Summer months at Daffodil Valley Elementary (1509 Valley Ave in Sumner) and Liberty Ridge Elementary (12202 209th Ave Ct E in Bonney Lake). Free breakfast and lunch for all kids 18 and younger no application required.
Tacoma Adventist Community Services
3108 E. Portland Ave., Tacoma (Just off I-5)
Offering food bank services to those with special dietary requirements.
Tillicum Community Center
14916 Washington Ave SW, Lakewood
Food Bank: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1 to 2 pm food pick up; Clothes Closet Tue and Thur 10am-1pm
Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry
12115 Park Ave S, Tacoma
Tue 11am-3pm, Fri 11am-2pm, Sun 12-2pm
Visitation Church Food Bank
3314 S 58th St, Tacoma
Food Bank Tue and Thur 10am-12pm; Photo ID required.
Lunch Program Mon-Fri 10am-12pm; Call ahead for gas vouchers; must have proof of residence, photo ID, current driver's license, and matching car registration.
THURSTON COUNTY LOCATIONS:
Heritage House Food Bank
Heritage Baptist Church of Tenino 1315 Sussex Ave. E, Tenino
On the main street on the right heading west toward the town of Rainier.
Every Sat 2-5pm
Bring ID and proof of address. May be used 15 times per year for regular visits, and additional supplemental visits for produce and bread.
The P.E.A.C.E Center at Capital Christian Center
4443 Martin Way E. Olympia
Roof Community Services
10140 Hwy. 12 SW, Rochester
Mon, Tue, Thur 2-5pm
Must live within the Rochester School District. Upon first visit please bring a bill with your name and address dated within the last 30 days, and photo ID. May be used up to two times a month. A third visit is available during the second week of each month to pick up government commodities only. Also offering after school and summer programs for 1st-5th grade children, community referrals, parenting classes and resources, income tax preparation, energy and rental assistance, well water sample drop-off, back-to-school supplies, and Operation Santa during Christmas time.
Senior Services for South Sound
P: Olympia (360)586-6181; Lacey (360)407-3967
Olympia, Rochester, Yelm, Lacey, and Tenino Locations for Community Dining.
Tenino Community Services Center (TCSC)/Tenino Food Bank Plus
Tenino Location: Tue 9am-12pm; Bucoda Location: Thu 10am-1pm
Senior delivery offered from both locations. Bac-Pac Program provides food for school children year-round. Tenino resource connection offers: Medical referrals, veteran and student assistance, senior citizen services, disaster preparedness, Christmas House, and THS scholarship fund.
Thurston County Food Bank
Lacey Food Pantry for pre-packaged food boxes: Tue, Thu 10am-1pm
Olympia Food Pantry for pre-packaged food boxes: Mon, Wed, Fri 11am-3pm
Various satellite locations: Lacey, Olympia, Rainier, West Side, and Mobile Food Banks to low-income housing locations. Provides TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) for low-income individuals, and CSFP (The Commodities Supplemental Food Program) for seniors 60+. Can visit once a week, and an additional visit for supplemental food. Food, baby food, cleaning and personal care items, and nutritionals available. Also provides home delivery for seniors 60+ and those with a legal disability, kids’ weekend food bags, newborn baby bags, summer lunches for kids, SNAP benefits assistance, holiday meal baskets, school gardens, and birthday bags.
YWAM Faith Harvest Helpers
True Grace Church 5615 30th Ave. SE, Lacey at the outer building in the parking lot
Food Bank open 10am-1pm Sun and Wed