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Generous community support makes our work possible. We are committed to being efficient and effective stewards of your gift to ensure that it has the maximum impact possible.

Volunteer

As a busy, community-based nonprofit with a small staff, we rely on a team of volunteers to accomplish our mission. We have many different volunteer roles with different time commitments, so we probably have the right role for you.

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Are you between jobs and running low on your savings? On a fixed income and finding it hard paying all your bills? Need a little help with groceries because of some other unexpected expenses? We can help out.

University District Food Bank

For 35 years, University District Food Bank has helped prevent hunger in Northeast Seattle neighborhoods. Each week, more than 1,300 different families receive the groceries they need to prepare nutritionally balanced meals at home.

In July 2016, after an amazing history at University Christian Church, we moved into a purpose built new home co-located with 49 units of affordable housing operated by LIHI and YouthCare, a job skills training café operated by Street Bean, and an amazing rooftop garden.

Last year, we had over 60,000 customer visits and distributed 2.7 million pounds of food.

Approximately 18% of our customers are infants and children, 60% are adults, and 22% are senior citizens.  17% of our customers are homeless and we try to provide them with ready-to-eat foods when they visit the food bank.

Our home delivery program reaches another 150 homebound seniors every week and our backpack program, at 13 nearby schools, provides almost 600 kids with healthy meals and snacks for the weekend when school meals aren’t available.

Two-thirds of our food bank households have at least one person working at a job  full time but rely on the food bank to help save a few dollars to use for other monthly expenses. One-third of food bank customers report looking for additional employment.

Announcements

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    Join our Montlake neighbors for Turkey Trot 2018

    Our neighbors in Montlake are hosting their third annual 5K Turkey Trot and Kids Run on Thanksgiving morning. Net proceeds benefit the food bank. Whether you waddle or run, it’s sure to be fun!

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    Thanksgiving week closures

    We are closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for the holidays. Our Monday and Tuesday hours that week are unchanged.

  • Learn about our Community Connector

    In our 2018 Take a Bite Out of Hunger auction video, you can learn about our work to connect customers to opportunity and the struggles of one customer family to find affordable housing. .

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