Food Banks

The FamilyWorks Food Banks (located in Wallingford and Greenwood) are dedicated to providing fresh, healthy food to people and families in our community who are experiencing hunger or are in danger of experiencing hunger.

We work hard to ensure that the food bank is stocked with a rotating variety of nutrient-rich foods every week including:

    • Fresh Produce
    • Meat
    • Dairy products
    • Baby and instant foods and supplies
    • Diabetic and low-salt items
    • Vegan, vegetarian, and culturally-specific foods when possible

Do I Qualify for the Food Banks?

Our food banks provide weekly groceries to people in need of food who live in the following zip codes:

  • 98103
  • 98107
  • 98115
  • 98117
  • 98133
  • 98177

If you are outside of our food bank zip codes, we will always be happy to serve you on your first visit and provide you with a referral to your neighborhood food bank.

If you are experiencing homelessnesss, you can visit any of Seattle’s food banks, including FamilyWorks.

Register Online for Simpler Check-In

At our food banks, we use Link2Feed, a database that helps us track how many visits are made to our food banks. During your first visit, we’ll ask you for some basic contact information and provide you with a FamilyWorks membership card for your next visit. You can make this process even faster by registering online! Simply click the button below and fill out the online form before your first visit.

Note: You will never be asked for proof of information, and you are not required to provide information in order to receive food.

FamilyWorks Membership Cards

Both for your privacy and to simplify the check-in process, you’ll receive a FamilyWorks membership card during your first visit to the Wallingford Food Bank. This will allow you to check in with a quick scan and without having to share your name or other personal information.

Locations & Hours

Wallingford Food Bank
 

Address

1501 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone

(206) 694-6722

Hours

Tue: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Thu: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Greenwood Food Bank
In partnership with the Salvation Army

Address

Salvation Army Seattle Temple Corps
9501 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Phone

Salvation Army: (206) 783-1225
FamilyWorks: (206) 694-6722

Hours

Tue: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Our Food Programs

FamilyWorks staff pose in front of the Mobile Food Pantry.

Mobile Food Pantry

To increase access to our services outside of our normal distribution hours, we created a FamilyWorks food truck. Our Mobile Food Pantry regularly visits 4 locations in North Seattle, bringing nutritious food and vital resources directly to these communities.

If you have a one-time community event or on-going location where you’d like the Mobile Food Pantry to make a stop, contact Food Bank Manager Tobey Solomon-Auger at tobeys@familyworksseattle.org.

Emergency "No-Cook" Food Bags

In addition to the wide variety of fresh produce and groceries available during food bank hours, we also offer Emergency “No-Cook” Food Bags. Filled with snacks and meals that require no more than a can opener and hot water, “No-Cook” Bags are great for folks without access to traditional cooking facilities. 

“No-Cook” Bags can be picked up once a week (in addition to a food bank visit) during food bank hours or anytime a security guard is present to distribute them. 

Text-to-Go Grocery Boxes

For people who are unable to visit our food banks during normal hours of operation, we also offer Text-to-Go grocery boxes! Folks can sign up, view the items included in each week’s box, and customize with requests and substitutions, all via text message. Then schedule a pick-up time and swing by the food bank to grab your groceries.

To register for Text-to-Go today, text ‘FOOD’ to (205) 859-4364.

Grocery Delivery Program

The Grocery Delivery Program is an important part of our food bank work, as many individuals and families are not physically able to make it to our Wallingford location. In 2020, we made 5,487 deliveries to home-bound seniors and families.

Please call the Wallingford Food Bank at (206) 694-6722 to see if you are eligible for the grocery delivery program.

Weekend PowerPack Program

More than one third of Seattle Public Schools students qualify for free and reduced price lunches at school, but what about the weekends? 

Each week when school is in session, we prepare kid-friendly “PowerPacks” filled with food for students at BF Day, Daniel Bagley, and Licton Springs Elementary Schools to take home over the weekend.

That way, they can spend less time worrying about what they’re going to eat and more time being kids!

Community Connector

Looking for some assistance accessing resources outside of FamilyWorks? Our Community Connectors can refer and connect you to resources such as:

  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Discount Programs
  • ORCA Lift
  • SNAP/EBT
  • …and more!

Reach out via the contact info below to work one-on-one with a Community Connector and find the benefits and programs that are right for you!

Contact Info:
Morgan Grady-Benson (Spanish-speaking):
morgang@familyworksseattle.org

Anisa Nun (Somali-speaking):
anisan@familyworksseattle.org

Phone – (206) 694-6849

WIC Nutrition Appointments

WIC is a nutrition program that helps women, new mothers, and children under 5 years of age eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. Families meet by appointment with a WIC nutritionist at FamilyWorks in Wallingford.

WIC provides:
– Health Screening
– Nutrition and health education
– Information and support for breastfeeding
– Help getting other services
– Checks for nutritious foods

To get more information on whether you are income eligible and how to access services, visit the Washington Dept. of Health’s WIC webpage or call 1-800-322-2588.