Fundraising & Donations

Scaling up selections and service at North Helpline

Ding! The sound of the warehouse doorbell ring signals there are more donations coming– from organizations like City Fruit, from p-patches, from your neighbor’s pantry– to be weighed, sorted, and distributed in the Food Bank. By the time most volunteers arrive to begin their service at North Helpline, Grocery Rescue…

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As Seattle changes, so does North Helpline

Amongst Seattle’s cornucopia of social services, North Helpline is distinguished by an uncommon trait, the convergence of distinct resources under one roof. With the Food Bank, Clinic space, and Emergency Services, North Helpline is a “one stop shop.” For those facing evictions, utility…

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Thanksgiving Week Food Bank Hours

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday North Helpline will be CLOSED November 26-30 this year. Instead, the food bank and emergency services will be open on: Saturday, November 21 from 10-1 pm Tuesday, November 24 from 4-6:30 pm Wednesday, November 25 from 10-1…

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North Helpline’s Commitment to Nutrition

Nutritious foods are essential for being healthy and fighting off illness, and they’re especially important for young children and seniors – two groups that comprise nearly 60% of our visitors to the food bank. That being said, the people who visit…

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Service Updates

We Need More Grocery Rescue Volunteers

North Helpline partners with many of our local grocery stores and coffee shops to “rescue” food items that they are clearing from their shelves.  These items are then distributed at our food bank. Volunteers are needed to pick up this…

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Service Updates

Another Record Breaking Week

Oh boy have we been busy.  Last week we served over 1500 people at our food bank.  This is the largest number of clients we have ever seen in a given week.  38 of the families we served were new…

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Services Update – May

The food bank continues to see increased usage.  The last week in May was the busiest we have ever had –  769 families – 1500 people. The Thursday evening food bank is growing.  Last Thursday we saw 106 families equaling…

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