The following is a list of Everett-area food resources, and it is organized by type of food assistance.
Please Note: Most of the food bank services require some form ID and/or proof Everett residence. Many of the resources provided on this page are either affiliated with a religious organization or are operating as churches. This site will attempt identify religious affiliation and/or required religious participation in relation to food assistance services wherever possible.
Please be advised: the Everett Social Services listed in the Everett Helplink index do not constitute an endorsement by our website, nor are they a guarantee of the services listed on those pages.
Listed below are links for long-term food assistance programs currently serving the Everett area. Most of these links represent programs funded by federal and local government, and as such require considerable proof of need. Detailed descriptions of each programs application process, helpful application tips, and examples of filled in forms will be provided soon beneath each program's page.
The Washington State Basic Food Program is often referred to as “food stamps” or “SNAP.” The goal of this program is to reduce hunger and malnutrition by providing people with financial assistance for groceries. (This office also provides other forms of economic support to low-income people in such as cash grants, food, and medical assistance, employment-focused services, and subsidized child care).
The Snohomish Health District Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program provides support to pregnant women, mothers, and families through food assistance and education.
Hot Food/ MEal services
The following are links to operations that are currently providing hot food and/or meal services.
The resources are affiliated with faith-based organizations. Recipients of services may be asked to participate in religious activity.
This is the only hot meal service in Everett that operates everyday of the week (including weekends). This organization offers meals an average of 4-3 times per day, and there is a special meal service for women once per day. Meal Service hours are available on the description page (which can be reached by clicking on the picture above).
This is a faith-based service that provides a Saturday morning breakfast in the parking lot across the street from First Baptist Church Community Center.
The service also provides clothing and toiletries.
CTK Snohomish hosts a community dinner every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 6:00-7:30pm. This dinner is open to the whole community, free of charge.
This is a faith-based service that provides a hot meal service at noon on Mondays.
This is a faith-based service that provides a hot meal service at noon every Tuesday.
This is a faith-based service that provides a free community meal from 5-6 p.m.
This is a faith-based service that provides a free, hot, sit-down breakfast from 10 -11 am on Wednesdays.
This is a faith-based service that offers a a hot meal at 5:30 pm on Wednesdays.
A shower trailer also is available. Toiletries offered on the second and fourth Wednesdays each month. Occasional laundry service. More info: 425-259-7139.
This is a faith-based service that offers sack lunches (at the back door by the parking lot) from 11 am - 1 pm on Thursdays.
This is a faith-based service that provides a hot meal at 5:30 pm on Thursdays.
Hot meals, sandwiches, fruit, clothes, and haircuts are offered on Fridays from 5-6:30 pm.
Toiletries are offered twice a month. More info: 425-259-9166.
Youth Meal Services
Teen Feed in Seattle’s University District, responds to the most basic needs of homeless and at-risk youth in the following focus areas: healthy meals and lives, youth support coordination, street outreach, healthcare access, and engaging the community through service. Teen Feed has three youth integrated programs: Teen Feed Meal Program, Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP), Service Links for Youth (SLY). Youth Access to Care (YAC). Teen Feed is the only consistent meal program designed to meet the needs of homeless youth in South King County and the only program to do so 365 days a year in all of King County.
Children's food assistance
The Washington School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) are designed to promote the health and well-being of children by providing nutritious meals to children in public and private schools and residential child care institutions (RCCIs). Everett Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services provides a complete breakfast and lunch program for all students which meets or exceeds the nutritional requirements established by the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs.
This program provides nutritious meals to children during the summer, who would normally receive free or reduced price meals when school is in session. This helps children to maintain a nutritious diet and helps their families to stretch their food dollars during the summer months.
The following are links to operational food banks and pantries currently serving the Everett area.
Please Note: Most of the food bank services require some form ID and/or proof Everett residence.
Volunteers of America Western Washington has food pantries located in Everett. Some locations distribute emergency food to families, children, seniors, and individuals in need.
This Food Bank is Located in the First baptist Church Community Center. It is open Mondays from 10 am - 1 pm. Families, children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities who reside in ZIP codes 98201, 98203, or 98204 can shop at the food bank twice a month.
This Food Bank operates on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Individuals who reside in ZIP codes of 98208, 98203, or 98204 can shop at the food bank twice a month with picture ID and proof of address.
Trinity operates a limited Food Bank which is open each weekday from 9 am - 1 pm. This ministry provides a bag of food for homeless clients, individuals in need, and disadvantaged families. Persons needing assistance may request food once per month and must sign in each time food is received.
Everett United Church of Christ hosts a food pantry from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm on the last two Mondays of each month. For more info: 425-252-7224.
Faith Lutheran Church offers a small food bank with fresh produce from 12 - 2 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Clothing is available as well.