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Food and Family Assistance Resources

Friday Food Bags

Each week when school is in session, FamilyWorks prepares kid-friendly “PowerPacks” filled with food for students at Daniel Bagley Elementary Schools to take home over the weekend. If you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) please contact Gemille Wise.


FamilyWorks in Wallingford is offering the following services:

  • weekly food bank pickups
  • grocery delivery program to zip code 98103
  • emergency no-cook food bags
  • Text-to-Go Grocery Boxes
  • Community Connector (Rental Assistance, Utility Discounts, ORCA Lift, SNAP/EBT etc.)

Visit their FamilyWorks website or call 206-694-6722.

Ballard Food Bank

Ballard Food Bank is providing the following services:

  • Grocery Store at 1400 NW Leary Way
  • No-cook bags
  • Weekend food for kids.
  • Resource Hub (emergency financial assistance)

Visit the Ballard Food Bank website or call 206-789-7800.

Food Lifeline

Find a Food Bank near you at Food Lifeline

Food Box Home Delivery Program

United Way of King County home delivery

United Way of King County is providing free, weekly and biweekly home delivery of groceries in partnership with King County food banks, Cascadia Produce, and DoorDash.  If you are interested in receiving home delivery of groceries, please complete their interest form.

Utility Discount Program (UDP)

The City of Seattle can help people who are struggling to pay their electricity and utilities bills. Eligible households can enroll in the  City of Seattle’s Utility Discount Program (UDP), which offers a 60% discount on Seattle City Light bills and a 50% discount on Seattle Public Utilities bills.

If you have questions about UDP enrollment or would like assistance, call 206-684-0268 or email Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities will keep services on for customers, even if they are behind on paying their bills, throughout the pandemic.

Rental Assistance Programs

WA Rental assistance programs

Seattle/King County clothing, gasoline, medicine, rent, utilities, and transportation to people facing economic or emotional crises. People of all backgrounds and religion can get assistance.