Here are the holiday hours for 5 of Seattle's major food banks

Dec 24 2019, 10:18 am

Not everyone is so fortunate to be able to come home to a warm house, presents, and large family members.

According to Northwest Harvest, one in ten Washingtonians struggles with hunger. Although we rank the 10th wealthiest state, we’re thirty-fourth in food insecurity, with one in eight families relying on the SNAP food stamp program.

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Below are the holiday hours for major food banks in Seattle. A full list of food resources and their contact information can be found online on Verdant Health.

Ballard Food Bank

 

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The Ballard Food Bank is set up like a grocery store for those living in the 98103, 98107, 98109, 98117, 98177, 98119, 98199 zip codes. For those unable to access the Food Bank, you can opt in to have groceries delivered to you on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This is only for home-based clients who have trouble leaving their homes and have limited access to other resources. If you’d like to help the Ballard Food Bank during the holidays, help them purchase something for their Hygiene Closet off of their Amazon Wishlist.

Here are the Ballard Food Bank holiday hours:

  • Tuesday, December 24: open 10 am to 3 pm
  • Wednesday, December 25: closed
  • Thursday, December 25: closed
  • Monday, December 30: open 1 to 7 pm
  • Tuesday, December 31: open 10 am to 3 pm
  • Wednesday, January 1: closed
  • Thursday, January 2: closed

Regular Hours: Monday, 2 to 7 pm; Tuesday, 11 am to 4 pm; Wednesday, 11 am to 4 pm; Thursday, 2 to 7 pm; Friday to Sunday, Closed
Location: 5130 Leary Way Avenue NW, Seattle
Phone: 206-789-7800

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West Seattle Food Bank

 

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The West Seattle Food Bank features a grocery store layout and offers a home delivery service to those living in zip codes 98106, 98116, 98126, 98136 who don’t reside in one of the Mobile Food Bank sites. The Mobile Food Bank currently distributes in the lobbies of Alaska House, Cal-Mor Circle, Westwood Heights, Cottage Grove Apartments for residents only, and the Senior Center of West Seattle. You can help out the Food Bank this holiday season by donating online.

Here are the West Seattle Food Bank holiday hours:

  • Wednesday, December 25: closed
  • Thursday, December 26: 19 am to 2 pm
  • Friday, December 27: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Tuesday, December 31: seniors only, 9 am to 1 pm
  • Wednesday, January 1: closed
  • Thursday, January 2: 9 am to 2 pm

Regular Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday, 9 am to 1 pm, seniors only; Wednesday 12 to 7 pm; Thursday, 9 am to 2 pm; Friday, 10 am to 2 pm
Location:
3419 Southwest Morgan Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-932-9023

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University District Food Bank

 

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The University District Food Bank serves residents of zip codes 98102, 98103, 98105, 98112, 98115, and 98125. They offer a walk-in food bank, provide lunch to kids through eight local public schools, deliver grocery bags to people’s homes, and helps them enroll in the food stamp program. If you’d like to help the food bank, volunteer, host a food drive, or donate.

Here are the University District Food Bank holiday hours:

  • Tuesday, December 24: 12 to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, December 25: closed
  • Thursday, December 26: 2 to 8 pm
  • Tuesday, December 31: 12 to 4 pm
  • Wednesday, January 1: closed

Regular Hours: Monday, 9 am to 3 pm; Tuesday, 2 to 8 pm; Wednesday, closed; Thursday, 2 to 8 pm; Friday, 11 am to 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Location: 5017 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
Phone: 206-523-7060

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Pike Market Food Bank

 

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The Pike Market Food Bank serves those living in the 98101, 98104, and 98121 zip codes. They also serve homeless clients living in Downtown Seattle. Along with a market, they offer a Crisis Clinic, Neighborcare Health, and a Senior Center. To help out the Food Bank, you can volunteer, host a food drive, come to an event, or donate.

Here are the Pike Market Food Bank holiday hours:

  • Wednesday, December 25: closed
  • Wednesday, January 1: closed

Regular Hours: Tuesday, 10 am to 1 pm; Wednesday, 4 to 6 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 1 pm; Friday to Monday, closed
Location: 1531 Western Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-626-6462

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El Centro de la Raza

 

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Here are the holiday hours for El Centro De La Raza:

  • Wednesday, December 25: closed
  • Wednesday, January 1: closed

Translated to The Center for People of All Races, El Centro de la Raza offers so much more than food. The Center helps to connect veterans to their loved ones, provides financial, transportation, healthcare, and childcare support to families, offers a senior nutrition and wellness program, as well as so much more. Their food bank serves those in zip codes 98101 and 98144.

Regular Hours: Wednesday, 3:30 to 6:30 pm; Thursday, 9 am to 12 pm and 1:30 to 4 pm; Friday, 2 to 4 pm; Saturday to Tuesday, closed
Location: 2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle

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