Food Bank

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Everyone Eats Today

“Everyone Eats Today” is the motto for our Georgetown Food Bank. We helped distributed over 1,200,000 pounds of food in 2012 to over 145,000 needy individuals and families. People coming to the Food Bank can expect to receive quality produce, meats, dairy products, frozen foods, and of course non-perishable items.

Our Address & Hours

5972 Fourth Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98108

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We Welcome Guests to Our Food Bank

We treat everyone who comes through our doors as “guests,” because they are. And we serve everyone without regard to We serve everyone without regard to faith, religion, age, sex, national origin, creed, or color. We serve everyone. However, since we do receive food from government sources, we are required to manage two food lines at our facility.

What to Donate to the Food Bankfb no cook

The St. Vincent de Paul Georgetown Food Bank always needs donations of several items. We thank you in advance for helping us. We need:

Non-Perishable Food – Especially high protein items which do not require cooking:

  • Canned meats and fish (tuna, chicken, salmon, spam)
  • Chili
  • Pasta
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Soup
  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Bulk trail-mix

Clothing – In addition to distribution of food to needy neighbors, we also provide guests who visit the food bank with access to clothing, shoes, books and health assistance.

  • Men’s clothing, socks, and shoes
  • Children’s clothing, socks, and shoes

Travel-sized or Bulk-sized Hygiene Items:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Laundry soap
  • Dish soap
  • Bar soap


 

Food Bank Donors Making a Difference

We have a number of very special donors to our Food Bank. Their heartfelt generosity in giving to the poor is unique and very much appreciated by St. Vincent de Paul in Seattle and King County. Thank You!

Franz Family Bakery

Food Lifeline

Grand Central Bakery

Grocery Outlet

Little Rae’s Bakery

Northwest Harvest

Safeway (Othello St. & Rainier Ave.)

Unified Grocers

Washington Produce

Line one – Residents of Zip Codes 98108 & 98134

Please note that we only distribute United States Department of Agriculture commodities to residents of zip code areas 98108 and 98134. That group of commodities includes a variety of foods, such as infant formula and cereal, nonfat dry and ultra-high temperature fluid milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat or poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables. When supplies are available from community partners, we also provide limited supplies of food, formula and diapers for babies. Please check with our food bank to determine the days when those items are available.

Line Two – Residents of Other Zip Codes

With the exception of USDA Commodities, people from all other zip codes receive the same food. Please go to this website to find where you can get USDA government commodities if you are not a resident of 98108 or 98134.

Blessed Sacrament Sunday Dinner

Every Sunday, Seattle’s best full course hot meal is prepared and served to our “guests” at Blessed Sacrament Church at 5041 Ninth Avenue Northeast in the University District. The Sunday Dinner, operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Conference, has been feeding the hungry for 40 years. During that time an estimated 900,000 meals have fed needy people who are homeless, unemployed or people living on low incomes. Fresh and non-perishable food donations are always welcomed.