Here is a list of local agencies serving Thanksgiving meals for low-income and homeless individuals this week.
To DONATE food or money to your local food bank, please see this list of Seattle area food banks.
To VOLUNTEER for food banks or meals programs, please call:
- Food Resources, 206-694-6757 (food banks)
- Food Lifeline: 545-6600, x 237 (warehouse for many area food banks)
- Meals Partnership Coalition, 957-3857 (hot meal programs)
- OPERATION: Sack Lunch, 1-206-922-2015 (hot meal program and homelessness.)
HSD’s Summer Food Service Program is seeking sites to serve as many children as possible this summer. The program runs from Monday, June 25, 2012 to Friday, August 24, providing free breakfasts, lunches and snacks for children and youth ages 1 through 18. The meals are served to children at approved sites where at least half the children are eligible for free or reduced price school lunches. If you know of any potential sites, please refer them to this link.
Here is an update on the Seattle Human Services Department’s (HSD’s) proposal to move the Outdoor Meal Program (located under I-5 at 6th Ave. and Columbia St.) indoors to better connect participants with services they may need. On Jan. 19th, HSD met with Beverly Graham, director of OPERATION: Sack Lunch (OSL), and we agreed to jointly convene a task force to develop a relocation plan over the next six months.
The task force will include service providers as well as representatives from Pioneer Square businesses, Belltown businesses, and the Downtown Seattle Association. The task force will work collaboratively to: 1. Develop a plan to move the Outdoor Meal Program to the centralized kitchen model with indoor and outdoor meal components. 2. Create collaborative strategies to fill gaps in services in Southeast Seattle and Lake City. 3. Support outreach to organizations serving food at City Hall and Occidental Park.
Please visit this blog for future updates.
During the week before, during and after the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of churches and community organizations in Seattle offer free or low-cost Thanksgiving meals for individuals and families in the area.
The City of Seattle’s Human Services Department is seeking sites for its Summer Food Service Program. The program will be offfered again this summer from Monday, June 27, 2011 to Friday, August 26. The program provides no-cost breakfasts, lunches and snacks for children and youth ages 1 through 18. The meals are served to children at approved sites where at least half the children are eligible for free or reduced price school lunches For information about eligibility please click here. To apply, an agency must complete and return an application form as soon as possible but no later than April 1, 2011. The City will screen applications to ensure the availability of food wherever concentrations of eligible young people live.
For more information, please contact Javier Pulido, Program Coordinator, Human Services Department, at 206-386-1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.