Your Food Donations Count
Donating Food is Easy!
Donations of food are always needed and greatly appreciated. Last year we distributed 1.8 million pounds of food – much of which was donated by generous individuals like you!
Food We Accept
We will gratefully accept non-perishable food items that are unopened and in good condition. Canned goods that are low-sodium or no sugar added are great for our clients with dietary restrictions. We also accept any fresh fruit or produce, but please clean it first! We accept donations of pet food and kitty litter (opened bags of dry food are acceptable) for our Pet Pantry and diapers for our Baby & Child Corner. Check our wish lists for items that we’re always in need of.
Food We Cannot Accept
For health code reasons, we cannot accept any home prepared foods, opened packages, cans without labels or rusted, meat that has been stored in a home refrigerator or freezer, or backyard eggs. If you have a question about whether we can accept something, please call (206) 932-9023.
Hold a Food Drive
A fun way to help out – and get more people involved in fighting hunger – is to sponsor a food drive during celebrations (birthdays, weddings or parties), in your school, church, neighborhood or workplace. Doing a specific food drive for our Backpack Program or Pet Pantry are fantastic ways to get children involved. See our Backpack Wish List.
Donations of food from individuals and organized food drives play a vital role. More than 80% of the food we distribute is donated. Download and read our step by step helpful suggestions on How to Hold a Food Drive.
Visit a Food Drive
Visit one of the many businesses around West Seattle that have a bin or one of our West Seattle Food Bank barrels to collect food at any time or an eye on our calendar or posts on our Facebook or Twitter for upcoming food drives.
Ongoing Food Drives at:
Berkshire Hathaway, HomeStreet Bank, Petco (pet food), QFC, both Safeway stores – Admiral & Jefferson Square, Tom’s Automotive and West Seattle Thriftway.