Free meals and groceries are available in your neighborhood this summer. Meals sites and food banks across Washington are open – with increased cleaning and social distancing to keep our community safe. You may also qualify for food assistance programs to help you buy groceries.
Find your nearest Free Summer Meals site or food bank below, or learn how to apply for Basic Food (SNAP) and Pandemic EBT.
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Meals for Kids
Free Summer Meals are available for kids and teens at parks, community centers, and schools in your community. A few important things to know about Free Summer Meals this year:
- All sites offer grab and go meals that you can pick up and eat at home, and some sites may provide multiple meals at once.
- Your child does not need to be present to pick up a meal. If you are sick and in need of meals, please stay home and send someone else to pick up food.
Enter your address in the map below to find meals sites near you:
If you are pregnant, a new mom, or have children under 5, you may also qualify for the Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC). WIC provides vouchers to purchase food like milk, yogurt, cereal, and baby formula. You can apply for WIC over the phone, and do not need to be a U.S. citizen to qualify. To find the WIC clinic nearest you, call 1-800-322-2588.
Other Meals Programs
Get Money for Groceries
Basic Food (SNAP)
Your family may qualify for Basic Food (SNAP) benefits – sometimes called food stamps. Basic Food helps Washington families make ends meet by providing money to buy groceries. Benefits are loaded onto an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card, which can be used like a debit card at grocery stores and many convenience stores, mini-marts and famers markets. A family of four can receive over $600/month.
Please note that the Public Charge Rule is no longer in effect. Accessing Basic Food benefits will not impact families with pending visa applications.
Legal immigrants who do not qualify to receive Basic Food may be eligible for the State Food Assistance Program (FAP).
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted the community summer meal programs. Please visit the Free Meals During School Closures page for more information about free grab-and-go meals that are being offered to students in Washington state.
For a comprehensive list of resources available in the Seattle-King County area visit our COVID-19 Resource page.
Celebrate the free Summer Meals program at a free, all-ages field day near you. Enjoy a bounce house, music, and free games and activities for the whole family, including face painting, crafts, an obstacle course, and more! A free lunch will be provided to all kids, teens, and adults.
|Saturday, June 29||Noon – 3 p.m.||Highland Park||1100 SW Cloverdale St., Seattle, WA 98106|
|Wednesday, July 10||Noon – 3 p.m.||Powell Barnett Park||352 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle, WA 98122|
|Wednesday, July 31||Noon – 3 p.m.||Othello Park||4219 S Othello St, Seattle, WA 98118|
|Wednesday, August 7||Noon – 3 p.m.||Northacres Park||12718 1st Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125|