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Outdoor meals

These meals are open to all.

Seattle Outdoor Meal Site
206-922-2015 (Operation Sack Lunch)
6th Ave. & Columbia under Interstate 5 (no physical mail)
Email for Operation Sack Lunch:

Precise details have been known to change over time. The following should be accurate as of February 2013.

  • Weekdays:
    • Operation Sack Lunch: Monday through Friday breakfast 8-9 am.
    • Operation Sack Lunch: Monday through Friday lunch (hot meal) 1-2 pm.
    • The Lord's Table: Monday through Thursday dinner (hot meal) 7:30 pm - 9 pm.
    • Mercy Driven Ministries: Friday Hot Meal 6:30 pm– 7:30 pm
  • Saturdays:
    • Bible Study Outreach Ministries: sack lunch 12 noon, every Saturday.
    • Seed of Abraham Pentecostal Church: snacks 1 pm -2 pm, second Saturday of the month only.
    • Mount Zion Baptist: hot meal 4 pm – 5:30 pm, first, third & fifth Saturday of the month only.
    • Nancy Kim & Friends: hot meal 5 pm – 6 pm second Saturday of the month.
    • Elizabeth Garza-Lomeli: hot pizzas 2 pm – 3 pm, third Saturday of the month.
    • Restoration Life Church: sack lunch or hot meal 2 pm, fourth Saturday of the month only.
    • Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church: hot meal 6:30-8:30 pm, fourth Saturday of the month only.
    • We are informed August 2014 that the fourth Saturday dinner is happening about 5 pm.
  • Sundays:
    • Anonymous Acts of Kindness: hot meal 1 pm, first, second, fourth & fifth Sunday of the month.
    • Anonymous Acts of Kindness: hot meal 12 noon - 1 pm, third Sunday of the month.
    • Set Free Ministries: cold lunch 11 am – 12:30 pm, second and fourth Sunday of the month.
    • Mother's Kitchen: hot brunch 10 am - 11 am third Sunday of the month only.
    • Curry Temple: lunch 2 pm - 3:30 pm, third Sunday of the month only.
    • Magic Works Alumni: breakfast/clothing 7 am - 10 am, last Sunday each month, November – March only.

All of the above meals are provided at Seattle Outdoor Meal Site.
Verified 03/10, probably needs updates 08/14

Food Not Bombs
206-729-0384 please leave a message
mailing address: P.O. Box 45523, Seattle, WA 98145-0523

Vegetarian dinner served Sunday approximately 6 pm in Occidental Park (in the Pioneer Square neighborhood). Usually also has free produce and bread.

See for further details and other services.
Verified 03/2013

Other "open" meals

These meals are free and open to all.

Millionair Club Charity
2515 Western Ave.; Seattle, WA 98121

Meals served:

  • Mon-Sat 6:15 a.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Mon-Fri 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Closed Sundays.

Verified 02/2013

Blessed Sacrament Church
5050 Eighth NE, Seattle 98105

Meal Sunday, 12 noon - 2 pm at Parish Hall on 8th Avenue side of building, open to all.

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 02/2013

Immanuel Lutheran
1215 Thomas St., Seattle 98109

Community meal last Sunday of each month at 12 noon.

Food Bank last two Fridays of every month at 9 am.
Verified 03/2013

Seattle Indian Center
1265 S. Main St., Suite 105, Seattle 98144

Breakfast Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Mon.-Fri. 12 noon - 1:15 p.m.
Food Bank Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Open to people of all ethnicities.
Verified 12/2015

Phinney Neighborhood Soup Kitchen
St. John's Lutheran Church
5515 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle 98103

Free meals at St. John's Lutheran Church (across from Woodland Park Zoo, on #5 bus route). Open to all, all are welcome.

  • Tuesday dinner. Doors open 4 pm, dinner 5 pm - 6pm.
  • Wednesday lunch. Foors open 11 am, lunch 12 noon - 1pm.

Verified 03/2013

Community Lunch on Capitol Hill
1710 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

Open to all, all are welcome.

  • Free lunch, Tuesday & Friday, 12 noon – 1 pm, Central Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 1710 11th Avenue; Seattle, WA 98122.
  • Free dinner, note different location, Thursday 5 pm – 6 pm, All Pilgrims Church, 500 Broadway East (entrance is on Republican); Seattle, WA 98102.

Verified 03/2013

Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS)
3639 MLK Jr. Way S. Seattle, WA 98144;

Primarily Asian & Pacific Islander Seniors. Lunch Tuesday through Friday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Also, various weekly meals at several different times and locations for elderly of various Asian and Pacific Island nationalities, call for details.
Needs verification 03/2013

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
1729 Harvard Ave; Seattle, WA

Free, family-style dinner the first Sunday of every month from 5-7 pm. Located right behind Seattle Central Community College on Capitol Hill.
Verified 03/2013

ROOTS Young Adult Shelter Friday Feast
206-632-5163 (voice mail)
1415 NE 43rd Street; Seattle, WA 98105

Fridays 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., downstairs at University Methodist Temple Church, NE 43rd and 15th NE. Entrance via the alley behind the post office, through the blue doors at the south end of the church. Unlike other ROOTS activities and services, this is open to all ages.
Verified 12/2015

Saint Spiridon Orthodox Church
400 Yale Ave N; Seattle, WA 98109; email:

Open to all needy and homeless persons, no verifications, no restrictions. Lunch on last Saturday of each month, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Parish hall entrance on Yale.

Verified 03/2013

Meals for youth and/or young adults

Teen Feed
mailing address: 4740-B University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Meals for youth and young adults, age limit 13-25. No ID required (except during the month of September for the annual ID Check).
Dinner served nightly, housed at different locations in the University District:

  • Sunday 7-8pm at University of Washington Hillel, 4745 17th Ave NE.
  • Monday 7-8pm at University Lutheran Church, 16th Ave NE & NE 50th, entrance is down the stairs off the lawn at the corner of 16th NE and NE 50th.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 7-8 p.m. University Congregational UCC, 16th Ave NE & NE 45th, entrance is down the stairs off 16th NE.
  • Friday 7-8pm at University Christian Church, 15th Ave NE & NE 50th. Eentrance is off the alley at the south end of the church (enter the alley off of NE 50th).
  • Saturday 7-8 pm at University Methodist Temple, 15th Ave NE & NE 43rd Street. Entrance via the alley behind the post office, through the blue doors at the south end of the church.
Verified 02/2013

YouthCare's Orion Center
1828 Yale Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
(corner of Stewart St. and Denny Way)

For youth ages 12-22.

    Breakfast: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.

  • Hot meal (lunch): Monday-Friday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Lunch: Saturday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Snack: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 3:30 p.m. No Tuesday snack.
  • Hot meal (dinner): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 6 p.m. No Tuesday dinner.

Verified 03/2013

Other meals

The following meals are typically either for specific demographic groups or require attending a religious service or paying a small fee. See individual listings for details.

Cathedral Kitchen (formerly Family Kitchen)
St James Cathedral
804 Ninth Avenue, on Columbia Street between 9th Avenue & Terry Avenue

Free meal served Monday-Friday. Line-up begins at 3:30 pm for a ticket on the day of dinner. Meal served at 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All are welcome regardless of age, gender or creed.
Verified 03/2013

Meals On Wheels
Fax: 206-448-5756

2208 2nd Ave; Seattle, WA 98121
email:Click here to apply to the program or click here for additional information. It takes approximately 2-3 weeks to get on the program after application is received.

Meal and Liquid Supplement delivery with in King County (groceries available to Seattle residents).

Meals On Wheels is for those age 60+ who are unable to prepare a nutritious meal or leave their home to shop.

Suggested $3.00 donation per meal, with participants receiving between 7 to 14 meals per week. Eligible 60+ participants will not be denied because of inability to donate. People under age 60, who may also qualify to participate, will be required to pay $4.50 per meal.

EBT is accepted for meals & groceries.
Verified 03/2013

Union Gospel Mission
318 Second Ave. Ext. S; Seattle, WA 98104

Serving 3 meals per day to women and their children & men at the downtown shelter.

  • Free breakfast 7:30-8:00 a.m., 8:15-8:45 a.m., and 9:00-9:30 a.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Free lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Free dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

Verified 03/2013

Bread of Life Mission
97 South Main Street; Seattle, WA 98104

"All welcome":

  • Breakfast for overnight guests only, Monday-Saturday, 6:15 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. coffee and pastries.
  • Lunch Monday-Friday, 12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m..
  • Monday-Saturday dinner. Attendance at chapel service is required for dinner; must be sober. Check-in time 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Chapel service 6:30-7:30pm; dinner 7:30 p.m.

Verified 03/2013

Chief Seattle Club
FAX 206-621-1026

410 2nd Avenue Extension South; Seattle, WA 98104

Native Americans only: Breakfast & sack lunch Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Verified 03/2013

Related Seattle Crisis Resource Directory topics:

Other Related topics:
  • The City maintains a web site about Emergency Food Programs If you are trying to understand Seattle's current strategy for feeding the hungry (as against just trying to work out where to get a meal) this is probably the place to look.

This page last fully fact-checked: March 2013
This page last modified: December 14, 2015
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