Weekend Food For Kids

Hungry children cannot concentrate, pay attention, or perform well in school. The nutrition provided by a weekend backpack program helps children from families who are struggling and needing assistance with food. We invite families with students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in our service area of Ballard, Magnolia, and Queen Anne to participate in our Weekend Food for Kids Program. 

This confidential program is supported by a caring community. School staff, teachers, and family members identify students who would benefit from weekend meals. Each week our food bank provides our partner schools with the food. School personnel or volunteers then discreetly distribute bags of food to students in need. For families in our service area please note: Weekend bags of food are in addition to shopping at the food bank once per week for your family.

Delivery Days

Parent volunteers deliver bags to schools each week for distribution on Thursdays or Fridays. We take care to adjust food items for students who have food allergies or special dietary needs.

If you have a child enrolled in a Seattle Public School in our service area, they qualify for this free program.

School Year Sites

 Adams Elementary                                  6110 28th Ave NW                            Seattle, WA 98107                                    (206) 252-1300                                  Contact: Doug Sohn     dosohn@seattleschools.org

 Ballard High School
 1418 NW 65th St
 Seattle, WA  98117
 (206) 252-1000
 Contact: Annette Cologna

Broadview-Thomson K-8
13052 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA  98133
(206) 252-4080
Contact: Lauri McVicar lmcvicar@seattleschools.org

Catherine Blaine K-8
2550 34 Ave W
Seattle, WA  98199
(206) 252-1920
Contact: Elaine Merz ermerz@seattleschools.org

Coe Elementary  
2424 7th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 252-2000
Contact: Meghan Kaloper

Greenwood Elementary                         144 NW 80th St                                   Seattle, WA 98117                                   (206) 252-1400                                 Contact: Page Byers     kpbyers@seattleschools.org

John Hay Elementary
201 Garfield St
Seattle, WA  98109
(206) 252-2100
Contact: Michael Berkenwald

Lawton Elementary
4000 27 Ave W
Seattle, WA  98199
(206) 252-2130
Contact: Kristina Cerise

Loyal Heights Elementary
at John Marshall Building
520 NE Revenna Blvd
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 252-1500
Contact: Kathryn Katzen kkatzen@seattleschools.org


McClure Middle School
1915 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA  98119
(206) 252-1900
Contact: Lisa Dawson

North Beach Elementary
9018 24th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 252-1510
Contact: Alysa Reid

Queen Anne Elementary                            411 Boston St                                       Seattle, WA 98109                                 (206) 252-2480                                   Contact: Paulina Cuevas

Robert Eagle Staff Middle School
1330 N 90th St.
Seattle, WA  98103
(206) 252-1473
Contact: Carley Spitzer

Salmon Bay K-8
1810 NW 65 St
Seattle, WA  98117
(206) 252-1720
Contact: Jodi Russell

West Woodland Elementary
5601 4 Ave NW
Seattle, WA  98107
(206) 252-1600
Contact: Angel Dawson

Whitman Middle School
9201 15 Ave NW
Seattle, WA  98117
(206) 252-1200
Contact: Kevin Hernandez

Whittier Elementary
1320 NW 75 St
Seattle, WA  98117
(206) 252-1650
Contact: Joan McDonagh jemcdonagh@seattleschools.org


Interested in donating food items to Weekend Food For Kids?
Here are the Top 5 Items we need:

  1. Single Serve Oatmeal

  2. Cans of Tuna or Chicken

  3. Snack Size Fruit Cups

  4. Applesauce

  5. Individual Packages of Nutes or Trail Mix

Donations are accepted at the Ballard Food Bank during regular donation hours.