Coronavirus Response

UPDATE – Monday, 3/23/20: The FamilyWorks food banks in Wallingford and Greenwood remain open for our normal distribution hours. We are continuing to disinfect surfaces regularly, require social distancing in line, and pre-pack bags of food for safe distribution. The Family Resource Center and lobby to the Solid Ground building will remain closed until further notice. We will be distributing diapers, socks, and hygiene supplies during food bank hours. For all other questions or assistance accessing resources, email or call (206) 694-6727.

UPDATE – Tuesday, 3/17/20: The Family Resource Center, along with the lobby to the Solid Ground building, will be closed starting today through Friday, April 3rd. For questions regarding WIC appointments, please call (206) 477-8238. For all other questions or assistance accessing resources, email or call (206) 694-6727.

UPDATE – Monday, 3/16/20: We will continue running an express, outdoor, walk-up grocery distribution model at our Wallingford Food Bank. Saturday commodities distribution and Supermarket Saturday food drives are canceled. All playgroups and family programs have been canceled, but the Family Resource Center remains open for quick pickups of diapers and other resources. We will now be distributing two-week supplies of diapers, to reduce the frequency our participants have to visit the site.

UPDATE – Thursday, 3/12/20: To help keep you safe during this time of uncertainty, the food bank will be distributing pre-packed grocery bags outside of the rear doors of the building. Perishable items will be added to the bag depending on availability, including fresh produce, meat, dairy, and bread.

UPDATE – Wednesday, 3/11/20: One of the unforeseen consequences of the coronavirus has been a reduction in donations of fresh groceries and non-perishable food to our food banks. To learn more about how you can support our food banks, click here.

UPDATE – Monday, 3/9/20: Playgroups will be canceled this week, through Friday, 3/13/20. At this time, we continue to offer a choice of groceries through distribution at our food banks. In order to increase the safety of the food and to reduce food handling, only food bank staff and volunteers will be passing out the food, and with gloves on!

For information regarding Girls on the Run or Powerful Voices, please call us at (206) 694-6727.

We are open at the Wallingford and Greenwood Food Banks as well as the Resource Center, regular hours.

FamilyWorks is closely following the guidelines and recommendations by King County Public Health and City of Seattle’s Human Services Department and are working to reduce health risks for all participants, staff, volunteers and guests. We are diligently sanitizing and ask for anyone entering the building to follow these handwashing guidelines. We continue to promote a welcoming, respectful environment and ask that you stand with us against discrimination and stigma that has been associated with this disease.

This flyer has detailed information on COVID-19 (the disease caused by novel coronavirus).

We are asking anyone who feels ill or has fever, cough, or other respiratory symptoms, not to enter the building. Here are guidelines for accessing food at our Wallingford Food Bank. If you have symptoms and you were exposed to someone confirmed to have the virus, call both your health care provider and the King County Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 206-477-3977.

Stay well and wash your hands!

Thank you and take care,
Your FamilyWorks Family