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

  • Fruit cups
  • 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

The Family Resource Center is at donation capacity and can only accept items from our wishlist.

Before donating any Resource Center items, please call us at (206) 694-6727 or email Liala Cooney at lialac@familyworksseattle.org to check if we can accept your donation and to schedule a drop-off time.

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

Family Resource Center Wish List

  • Toilet Paper
  • Deodorant
  • Handwarmers
  • Adult Winter Coats (Size Large and X-Large)
  • New, sealed, packaged adult underwear
  • Baby Essentials (baby shampoo, baby oil, baby lotion)

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!

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (206) 694-6727.