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This page contains information about food access programs and services to help support King County residents during this difficult time. We will continue updating this page as more resources develop. Please continue to look out for one another and check-in with your neighbors during this challenging time.

  • Food Support Resources for Seattle and King County: list of available food resources on the Mayor of Seattle website.

  • COVID-19 Seattle Area Food Resources Map: shows the locations of food banks, free meals, and student to-go meal pick-ups.

  • Expediated Basic Food Program (SNAP): U.S. citizens, legal immigrants and the U.S. citizen children of non-citizens may be eligible if they are a Washington State resident and meet citizenship and income requirements. With SNAP you can buy fresh food and vegetables, snack foods, non-alcoholic beverages and dairy products with the use of an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
  • Washington 211: Free meals and food pantries information, call 211.
  • Expediated Basic Food Program (SNAP): May be eligible to apply for their Basic Food benefit application to be processed immediately.
    • Apply for SNAP online OR call CHAP at 1-800-756-5437.

  • Community Living Connections: Home-delivered meals (e.g. Meals on Wheels) for individuals age 60+ who are unable to leave their homes, call 1-844-348-5464 (toll-free).

  • Emergency Feeding Programprovides mobile delivery of pre-packaged food bags or drive-thru pick-up for people ages 55+, people with disabilities and school partners. Request mobile delivery on website OR call 425-277-0300.

  • Mutual Aid Solidarity Network offering grocery drop-offs at front doors, prioritizing persons who are sick, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, queer, Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color. Request form on website.

  • Senior Shopping Hours: Seattle area grocery stores have established special shopping hours reserved for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. Visit these two trackers for details: national retails hours and west Seattle supermakets.
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
    WIC is a supplemental food program for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants and children. WIC also provides health screening, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, help getting other services and monthly benefits for nutritious foods.
    • Health screening
    • Nutrition and health education
    • Breastfeeding promotion and support
    • Help getting other services
    • Monthly benefits pay for nutritious foods
  • Expedited Basic Food Program (SNAP): May be eligible to apply for their Basic Food benefit application to be processed immediately.
    • Apply for SNAP online OR call CHAP at 1-800-756-5437.

  • Food pick-up resources above
  • Basic Food Program (SNAP): Although non-citizens adults are not eligible for SNAPs, their US children may be eligible. Parents can apply for SNAP online OR call CHAP at 1-800-756-5437.

  • Many food banks do not require identification or proof of citizenship. See food pick-up and delivery resources above.
  • Washington State is working to ensure that food security systems remain in place to meet the nutritional needs of everyone including children, seniors and people with low income.

  • The federal Dept. of Food and Nutrition Service has also lifted many restrictions that may have disqualified some applicants from receiving food benefits in the past.