Organizations across the state are rallying to ensure that no one goes hungry during the holidays. The following are five food drives in Washington to support this winter (and beyond).
North Helpline’s commitment to ending hunger shines brightly during the holiday season. By supporting its food drive, you contribute to providing essential meals and items to families in need. Join this compassionate community effort and help spread the season’s warmth to every corner of Washington. Food items, including canned fruit, cereal, peanut butter, canned chili, ground coffee and household products (like pet food, menstrual items and diapers) are needed. To make a charitable donation, visit North Helplines locations in Lake City (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.) or Bitter Lake (Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.). For more information, visit northhelpline.org.
This holiday season, support YWCA Works as its aims to provide support and holiday meals to women and families facing homelessness, violence and discrimination. Volunteers can help make the winter season bright for these families by donating gifts, meals or volunteering for events. Monetary donations are also accepted online, where a donation of $25 can ensure five meals per family. For more information, visit ywcaworks.org.
Emergency Feeding Program
A lifeline for individuals and families facing food insecurity, the Emergency Feeding Program takes monetary online donations to support its charitable efforts. Each donation allows the program to distribute nutritious meals throughout Washington State, ensuring that the holiday season is a time of comfort and sustenance for all. These purchased items include fresh food and groceries for individuals across the state. For more information, visit emergencyfeeding.org.
Join Seattle organization Treehouse in its dedication to creating a holiday season filled with joy and abundance for every child. Your participation in its events or contributions to its food drives directly impact the lives of foster children, creating a sense of warmth and belonging during the holidays. Events, including Drive Drop-Off Day, are a unique way to contribute to the food drive in Washington, where food items can be donated and tours are given to show community members where their donations go and the little ones they benefit. Drive Drop-Off Day takes place every Monday, from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit treehouseforkids.org.
Tacoma Rescue Mission
Since 1912, Tacoma Rescue Mission has stood at the forefront of providing essential services to those experiencing homelessness and hunger in the city. Your support for the organization’s food drive in Washington this cold season contributes to creating a holiday filled with compassion and care for some of the most vulnerable populations. Monetary donations can be made online, where every $3.87 provides a warm plate of food. Food donations are also accepted at its donation center on 30 Street, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit trm.org.