Community Services

Community Connector

Thanks to funding from the City of Seattle, the West Seattle Food Bank has added a staff position to our Community Connections Program dramatically increasing the amount of individual attention we are able to offer the families that are struggling to build a healthy, productive, and secure life. 

Our Community Connector will connect families and individuals with dozens of programs, benefits and resources that they may not be aware of. 

Services include:
Housing and Basic Needs, Healthcare & Insurance, Employment & Education, Emergency Services and Language and Communication Skills. 

For more information, please check this 
List of Community Resources or call The Community Connector at 206.932.9023.

For assistance with rent assistance, utilities or an appointment with the Clothesline, call 206.932.4357.  Clothesline is temporarily closed until further notice.

We realize that there are many in our community who need help in many ways. We have put together an extensive list of financial assistance resources for the greater Seattle area that we’re hoping will help here.

The Bookcase 

The Bookcase provides individuals we serve with a supply of new and recycled books donated from local bookstores and individuals. The program has distributed thousands of books to all ages. Those we serve can take 10 books home each visit with no worry of returning them.

We welcome book donations Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm or Wednesday until 7 pm.  We always have a great need for children’s books but cookbooks, novels and how to books are also popular.

Major donors to our Bookcase are:  Book Haven, Discover Books, Friends of the Seattle Public Library, Holy Rosary WestFest, Paper Boat Booksellers, Pocket Libraries, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Westside Presbyterian Church and many organizations and individual donors.

United Way Tax Help 

United Way has suspended Free Tax assistance until further notice at our West Seattle Food Bank site.

Free tax help is available at the West Seattle Food Bank from United Way of King County from IRS-certified volunteers, and in your own language. They’ll help you get all the credits you qualify for and file your return electronically, so you’ll get your refund fast. The best news: No appointment needed and no fees to pay.  It’s free for anyone making less than $66,000

What to Bring -Required

  • Social Security cards/individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) and birthdates for everyone to be listed on the return
  • Photo ID
  • All tax statements, such as W-2 forms (from all employers), 1099 forms (interest, dividends, unemployment), SSA-1099 forms (Social Security and/or retirement income), etc. 
  • Health Insurance forms 1095-A (required),
    1095-B (required if available),
    or 1095-C (required if available).
  • If you are filing jointly with your spouse, you both must be present to e-file.

The address is 6516 35th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA. 98116 at the West Seattle Community Resource Center on the corner of 35th & Morgan St.   The door is just behind the Free Tax banner.

Tax Schedule:
January 8 – April 16, 2020
    Wed. & Thur.  5:00 – 9:00 pm
    Saturday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm