Resources & Referrals

Financial Assistance

Wall of resources

If you live in the 98107, 98109,  98117, 98177, 98119 and 98199 zip codes, you can receive a basic level of emergency financial assistance for eviction notices, utility shut-offs, lost IDs, or driver's licenses.

A dedicated team of volunteers are ready to help you at our financial assistance desk located adjacent to our waiting room. Please note: if you are seeking financial assistance, the best time to contact us is at the beginning of the month as our funds tend to run out near the middle to end of the month.

You are eligible to receive financial assistance for rental eviction and utility shut-off only once per calendar year. Please note: for assistance with an eviction, we require a copy of your lease, an eviction notice, and mail demonstrating proof of address. For assistance with a utility shut-off, we require a copy of your shut-off notice.

Day Client Hours Client Services
Monday 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. ALL
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ALL
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ALL
Thursday 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. ALL
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Mail Services

If you are without a permanent residence, you may receive mail at the food bank. This is essential when looking for employment and housing, or communicating with other care providers and family.

Mail Service Hours
Hours to open a mail account or pick up mail, during normal food bank hours:

Day Client Hours Client Services
Monday 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. ALL
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ALL
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ALL
Thursday 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. ALL
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Community Resources

Looking for shelters in the area? A place to shower or a hot meal? Pet care? We’ve compiled a list of resources to help.

Our Community Resource Area in our waiting room includes information about local shelters, hot meal programs, medical information, employment opportunities, veteran/military assistance, and other resources or events that assist our community members. Our resource area is available during food bank hours. Volunteers at the resource desk are available to answer questions or refer individuals to the appropriate agency. The resource desk is open during food bank hours.

We also have a list of resources below that may be of assistance. For the most up-to-date information you may call the Crisis Clinic of Seattle at 2-1-1 or visit 2-1-1 online.

 

For additional services please see these local community partners nearby:

 

The following Meal Programs are available in the North Seattle area: 

 

Monday - Friday   

     7:30 - 9:00 a.m.             St. Luke’s Episcopal Church                      
     12:00 - 12:30 p.m.         5710 22nd Ave NW
                 
     12:00 - 1:00 p.m.           Ballard Northwest Senior Center                                                                                                    5429 32nd Ave NW                                                                                                                          *60 and over, $3 donation requested

     12:00 - 1:00 p.m.         Greenwood Senior Center                                                                                                               525 N 85th St                                                                                                                                  *60 and over, $3 donation requested
 Monday

     12:00 - 12:30 p.m.       Woodland Park Presbyterian                *not handicap accessible   
                                         225 N 70th St, downstairs

     5:00 - 6:00 p.m.           Greenwood Senior Center            
                                         525 N 85th St

     5:00 - 6:30 p.m.           Pike Market Senior Center                   
                                         85 Pike Place Hill, 1st Ave & Pike St
                 
     6:00 - 6:30 p.m.           Philadelphia Church                            
                                         7704 24th Ave NW

     6:00 - 8:00 p.m.           Bethany Community Church               *2nd / Last Monday only  
                                         8023 Green Lake Drive N

Tuesday

     5:00 - 6:00 p.m.             St. John’s Lutheran Church          
                                         5515 Phinney Ave N

     5:00 - 6:30 p.m.           Odd Fellows Hall                                 
                                         1706 NW Market St

     5:00 p.m. doors            St. Paul’s Episcopal Church                 *Last Tuesday of the month
     5:30 p.m. dinner           15 Roy Street, 98109                            Fatted Calf Café

Wednesday

     12:00 - 1:00 p.m.         St. John’s Lutheran Church         
                                         5515 Phinney Ave N
                 
     5:00 - 6:30 p.m.           Fremont Doric Lodge                          
                                         619 N 36th St @ Fremont Ave

     5:00 - 6:30 p.m.           Prince of Peace Lutheran
                                         14514 20th Ave NE, Shoreline

 Thursday

     5:00 - 6:30 p.m.           Upper Crust Banquet Hall                   
                                         8420 Greenwood Ave N, upstairs

Friday

     5:30 - 7:00 p.m.           University Temple Methodist Church        Friday Feast (ROOTS)
                                         1415 NE 43rd St, U District

Saturday

     9:00 - 11:00 a.m.          Trinity United Methodist Church
    12:00 - 1:30 p.m.           6512 23rd Ave NW                                

Sunday

     12:00 - 1:00 p.m.         Bitterlake Community Center                      
                                         13035 Linden Ave N

     12:00 - 2:00 p.m.         Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church  
                                         5050 8th Ave NE

     2:00 - 3:00 p.m.           St. Andrews Episcopal Church            *Last Sunday only
                                         111 NE 80th St                                    (Vegetarian available)

     5:00 - 6:30 p.m.           Northgate Community Center              
                                         10510 5th Ave NE

     5:00 - 6:00 p.m.           Stone Soup Group                                *Summer hours: 6 - 7pm
                                         Under the Ballard Bridge