Donate Food, Clothing, & Items

When you make a donation of food, clothing, or other essential items, neighbors and families gain access to much needed resources. In turn, this can also:

  • reduce anxiety from food and resource insecurity,
  • improve health and well-being,
  • and provide an increased sense of stability.

Scroll down for donation hours and location.

Donation Guidelines for Food

Yes

  • Non-perishable, unopened cans and packages of food
  • Fresh produce

No

  • Opened food
  • Cooked food
  • Homemade baked goods or other products, including canned goods from home
  • Cans that are rusted or dented

Food Wish List

High Protein

  • Canned tuna
  • Canned chicken
  • Beef stew
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned nuts
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Shelf-stable milk

Shelf-Stable Foods

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Dried Fruit
  • Crackers
  • Cooking herbs and spices

Children’s Favorites

  • Infant formula (Enfamil preferred)
  • Mac & cheese
  • Canned/boxed juices

Fresh & Canned Foods

  • Fruits (fresh or canned)
  • Fresh vegetables (no cans, please)
  • Canned soups
  • Canned spaghetti sauce

Donation Guidelines for Clothing & Items

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are currently only accepting donations of diapers, wipes, toiletries, hygiene supplies, hand sanitizer and masks (new or handmade).

We please ask that all donated items are in either
new or gently used, clean condition.

Yes

  • Bags (for participants to carry items)
  • Car Seats (must never have been in an accident, be less than 5 years old, have harness straps that have not been washed in a washing machine)
  • Clothing for children or adults (seasonally appropriate)
  • Diapers and baby wipes (new, sealed packages)
  • Shoes for children or adults
  • Socks and warm, winter accessories (e.g., hats, scarves, gloves)
  • Strollers
  • Toiletries & hygiene supplies (e.g., razors, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, sanitary pads, tampons, condoms, and toilet paper)
  • Toys

No

  • Adult books or magazines
  • Adult bedding (blankets, sheets, bedspreads)
  • Baby walkers
  • Breast pumps
  • Computers/electronics (can be taken to InterConnection at N. 35th and Stone Way N.)
  • Cribs, bassinets, crib bumpers
  • Dirty or worn clothing
  • Furniture
  • High chairs
  • Kitchen items (knives, appliances, etc.)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Stuffed animals

Item Wish List

Diapers (size 6)
Baby wipes
• Children’s toys
• New adult socks

Donation Hours & Locations

Address

1501 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Donation Hours*

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, donation hours have changed:

Tuesday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Parking is available in the rear of the building. Please knock on the back door of the food bank to get our attention, and we’ll come out to accept your donation!