This page is part of the Peace Heathens' Seattle Crisis Resource Directory.

Food Banks

If you can't find what you need on this page, call 206-694-6756 for information on the appropriate food bank for your area. Also, City of Seattle Human Services maintains an online listing in PDF format that covers Seattle and King County and looks very extensive, well-maintained, up to date (at least as of April 2012), and more detailed than we have the resources to fact-check independently.

Emergency Feeding Program of of Seattle & King County
206-329-0300
P.O. Box 18877, Seattle 98118-0877

Email:info@emergencyfeeding.org

Food packs for emergency hunger situations (to tide you over till the day the food bank is open).
Verified 09/10

University District Food Bank
206-523-7060
1413 NE 50th, Seattle 98105

For residents of ZIP codes 98102, 98103, 98105, 98112, 98115, 98125.

  • Mon. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tue. 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wed. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thu. 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Fri. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The "Finding Us" section of their web site has bus directions. On bus routes 48 (closest), 70-74, among others.
Verified 09/10

North Helpline / Lake City/Northgate Food Bank
206-367-3477
12736 33rd Avenue Northeast

Services ZIP codes 98115, 98125, 98133, 98155, and 98177.

  • Wed. 10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
  • Thu. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Only for Seniors 65 and over and the disabled. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Sat. 11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Needs verification & bus line list 07/2011

Family Works Food Bank
206-694-6723
1501 N. 45th Street, Seattle 98103

Services ZIP codes 98103, 98107, 98115, 98133, proof of address required. On Metro buses 16 & 44.

  • Seniors and disabled: Tue. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Others, day by last name.
  • A-M: Thurs. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • N-Z: Fri. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Commodities (government surplus food) first and third Saturday 10 a.m. - noon only, limited to people living north of Ship Canal, south of 65th, east of 8th NW, west of 1st NE

Facility also has family resource center, employment center, family activities, parenting classes, computers.
Verified 09/10

Ballard Food Bank
206-789-7800
5130 Leary Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Food bank for zip codes 98107, 98117, 98199.

  • Tues. 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Verified 09/10

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank
Food bank phone #: 206-784-7964
Church office phone #: 206-783-2350

7500 Greenwood Avenue N, Seattle 98103

Food bank primarily, but not exclusively, for zip codes 98103, 98107, 98117, 98125, 98133, 98177.

Times to call to make reservation to pick up food box:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week between 1 and 3 p.m.

Distribution times: Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.
Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
Verified 09/10

Seattle Indian Center
206-329-8700
611 12th Ave S, Suite 300, Seattle 98144

Food bank serves ZIP codes 98122 & 98144. On bus route 36.

  • Tue. & Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Verified 09/10

Jewish Family Service
206-461-3240
1601 16th Ave., Seattle 98122

For ZIP codes 98101, 98112, 98121, 98122, plus Jewish community regardless of ZIP. One visit per individual or family per month. Open Wed 10am-11:45am, Thu 2pm-3:45pm, Fri 10am-11:45am. Enter on Pine between 15th and 16th.

Provides home delivery for elderly in designated Seattle Housing Authority housing in those zipcodes.
Verified 11/09, needs verification 09/10

The Food Bank @ St. Mary's
206-324-7100 extension 18
611 20th Avenue South, Seattle

For residents of Seattle, with ID. Tues., Thurs., Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. One visit per individual or family per week.
Verified 07/2011

Blessed Sacrament Church
206-547-3020
5041 Ninth Ave. NE, Seattle 98105

Food baskets with ID Friday 10:30-noon. For food baskets, must have ID demonstrating residency in area bounded by the Ship Canal/ Lake Union, First Ave NE, 20th Ave NE, and NE 70th Street. Bus routes 66-67.
Verified 09/10

Central Area Motivation Program
206-812-4940
Emergency Hotline: 206-461-3200

722 18th Ave., Seattle 98122

Food bank for SW Seattle & Central District (ZIP codes 98102, 98112, 98122). On bus routes 3, 4.

  • Wed. 12 noon - 4 p.m.
  • Thu. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Fri., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Verified 09/10

Salvation Army Food Bank
206-447-9944
1101 Pike Street, Seattle 98101

Serves ZIP codes 98101, 98102, 98104, 98108 (except South Park), 98109, 98112, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98144. Bring picture ID. If you have children, bring medical coupon or SS card for all children to get more food. On bus #10, 11, 14, 43, 49.

  • Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Verified 09/10

Downtown Food Bank
206-626-6462
1531 Western Ave., Seattle 98101

Bring picture ID.

  • Tues 10am-1pm for ages 55+.
  • Thurs 10am-1pm for ages 18-54.
  • Also, government surplus commodities, second Wed of month 10am-1pm for ages 55+, third Wed of month 10am-1pm for ages 18-54.
Verified 01/03, needs verification 09/10

Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food (WIC)
1-800-322-2588 for information about locations

Nutritional education and food vouchers for pregnant or breast-feeding low-income women & families who have children under the age of 5. Available through numerous locations including all Public Health clinics.
Verified 09/10

Hopelink Bellevue Center
425-943-7555
14812 Main St., Bellevue 98007

  • Tues 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Thurs 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
  • Second and fourth Thurs 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Evening hours reserved for those whose jobs or classes conflict with daytime hours.)
Verified 09/10

Hopelink Kirkland Center
425-889-7880
11011 120th Ave. NE, Kirkland 98033

Serving residents of zip codes 98011, 98021, 98012, 98028, 98072, 98077, 98033, 98034.

  • Mon. & Wed. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tue. & Thu. 12 noon - 6:30 p.m.
Verified 09/10

Hopelink Redmond Center
425-882-0241
16225 NE 87th St., Suite A1, Redmond 98052-3536

  • First and third Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m.
  • Every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Verified 09/10

Hopelink Shoreline Center
206-440-7300
15809 Westminster Way N., Shoreline, WA 98133

  • Disabled and Seniors: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Regular: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Evening: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Verified 04/2011

Hopelink Sno-Valley Center
425-333-4163
PO Box 485
31957 E. Commercial Street, Carnation 98014

  • Every Wed. 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
  • First and third Thursday of the month 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
  • Fresh food on second and fourth Thursday of the month 12 noon - 1 p.m
  • Free lunch for anyone in community every Thursday 12 noon - 1 p.m
Verified 09/10
Call 206-694-6756 for information on the appropriate food bank for your area.
Related Seattle Crisis Resource Directory topics: Other resources:
  • Seattle DHHS maintains an excellent, comprehensive food banks list as part of a web site about Emergency Food Programs, including a useful list of service providers. If you are trying to understand Seattle's current strategy for feeding the hungry (as against just trying to work out where to get food) this is probably the place to look.
  • To get more information about emergency food assistance, call the Community Information Line at 206-461-3220 or 1-800-621-4636.

This page last fully fact-checked: September 2010
This page last modified: May 9, 2012
Previous section: Veterans' Resources.
Next section: Meals.

Go to home page of Peace Heathens' Crisis Resource Directory.
Go to home page of Seattle Community Network.
To Search our site:
Fill out one or more of the following fields and click the "Search" button.




Comments? Suggestions? Send us mail!

Feel free to copy all or part of this document for any non-commercial purpose. Notification and credit would be appreciated.

The master of this page is http://www.scn.org/crisis/food.html.

SCN Home
Crisis Directory Home
Previous (Veterans' Resources)
Next (Meals)