Poor in Seattle: Food Banks

by Amber Lyons | Student Contributor

Food banks are a useful source for you and your family’s nu- tritional needs. Below is a list of food banks which specialize in specific demographics for the Seattle population.

Cherry Street Food Bank/ Northwest Harvest is close to our campus and offers baby food and formula on Thursdays.
711 Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 625-0755
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00p.m. Thursday (baby food & formula) 9:00 a.m.–5:00p.m.

Chicken Soup Brigade through Lifelong AIDS Alliance offers food delivery to those with HIV/AIDs and other chronic illnesses in the King County area. To qualify, you do have to be a client.
1002 East Seneca Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 957-1662

Jewish Family Service offers kosher foods, serving the 98101, 98112, 98121, 98122 areas and all members of the Jewish faith. ID and proof of address is needed for those outside the Jewish faith.
1601 16th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 461-3240 ext.3174 Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Thursday 2:00p.m.–4:00p.m. Friday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Closed all Jewish holidays

The Food Bank at St. Mary’s Walk-in Food Bank has a Baby Corner for those that have children under the age of two during the first full week of each month. They also have Toddler Bags for parents that have children aged two to five. For both programs the child’s birth certificate is required for the first visit. Hygiene products, Baby Corner items and Toddlers bags on an as-available basis. I.D. is required and St. Mary’s asks you to bring your own grocery bags.
611 20th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 324-7100 x21
Tuesday, Thursday,Saturday 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Asian Counseling & Referral Service/International District Food Bank serves all Asian and Pacific Islander Seattleites and the general public in the 98104 area. They offer a baby cupboard and ask you to bring proof of address and I.D.
919 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 292-5714
Disabled/Special Needs: Wednesday 11:30p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Gen. Public: Wednesday and Friday 11:30a.m.–1:00 p.m.


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