Food Assistance

department of Social & health services (washington state dshs)

DSHS offers a variety of programs such as food, cash, medical, housing, mental health & addiction services, disability support, adult care and more.  Learn more about the Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) benefits for income-qualifying individuals/families. 

Click here for more information on available services from DSHS. 


2-1-1 washington

2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to local services for those in need. From rent/utility assistance, food, housing, healthcare, childcare and after school programs to elder care, crisis intervention and much more. Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Washington State and you will reach a highly trained information and referral specialist who will assess your needs and provide a list of referrals to available resources in your community.   TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing and interpreter services are also available in 140+ languages.

Click here for more information on 2-1-1 

edmonds food bank 

The Food Bank has two large distributions each week, as well as monthly pop-up events throughout the month and delivery service for qualified ADA/senior recipients, distributing food to between 300-400 households. Please register online or call for information: 425-778-5833. Located below the Edmonds United Methodist Church at 828 Caspers Street, #L100, Edmonds WA 98020

Click here for more information on the Edmonds Food Bank

lynnwood food bank 

Assisting people who are hungry in the City of Lynnwood and South Snohomish County by providing a highly efficient food distribution center. Collecting and distributing more than 1.3 million pounds of food each year to low-income children, adults and seniors.

5320 176th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037 (Behind Silver Creek Family Church) (425) 745-1635

Click here for more information on the Lynnwood Food Bank

Concern for neighbors food bank 

A community food bank serving Mountlake Terrace, Brier, and south Lynnwood.

Located at 4700 228th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Click here for more information about the Neighbors Food Bank or call: (425) 778-7227 or email: [email protected] 

Nourishing Network (for Edmonds school district families) 

Providing supplemental food for kids to take home from school including weekend meal kits, summer meal program, pop-up pantries and holiday meals. For more information, please talk with your School Resource Advocate.


westgate chapel emergency food bank 

Operates a food and clothing bank for the less fortunate on Thursdays from 11-2 . In addition to food and clothing, the food bank also provides some financial assistance, gasoline and community transit vouchers for appointments or job searches and/or grocery vouchers for specialized needs. 

Please call to register at (425) 977-4500. 

Click here for more information on the Westgate Chapel Emergency Food Bank. 

Annie's Kitchen - Edmonds Lutheran Church

Annie’s Community Kitchen welcomes everyone and serves a free hot and delicious meal every Wednesday night, 5-6:30 pm Free and open to all – Everyone is Welcome!

Edmonds Lutheran Church located at 23525 84th Ave W, Edmonds, WA 98026.

Click here for more information on Annie's Kitchen or call: (425) 744-8090 

Bethesda Lutheran Church

Bethesda Lutheran Church offers a Gleaning (free leftover food) program every Sunday from 4:00-5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall to connect grocery stores with neighbors in need. 

23406 56th Avenue West, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Click here for more information on the Bethesada Lutheran Church Gleaning Program or call: 425-778-6390 

Food Lifeline of snohomish county (ywca)

Distributing thousands of emergency food boxes to anyone needing help keeping food on the table. The boxes contain fresh produce and assorted dairy items. Drive-up no-touch distribution and walk-up distribution. 

Click here for more information on Food Lifeline. 

Washington connection

Offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs. Individuals that are age 65 or older, blind, or disabled may also apply for medical assistance.

Click here for more information on Washington Connection.