The PSLA Food Bank is located in the alley behind Seattle's historic Labor Temple in Belltown and serves groceries to low-income families, seniors and houseless individuals in the Belltown / Downtown neighborhoods.
Food Bank Hours
Mondays: 8 am - 12 Noon
Wednesdays: 4 pm - 7 pm
Fridays: 8 am - 12 Noon
Zip Codes Served
98101, 98104, 98199, 98109, 98111, 98121, 98134
as well as any resident without a permanent address
*However, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic - PSLA has expanded its food bank service to anyone in need of support*
Have a question? Call or Email!
206-448-9277 will put you in contact with the food bank manager, coordinator, or director. We are often away from our desks - so please leave a message and a return number
Emails can be sent to: PSLA@Pugetsoundlaboragency.org
Donations of hygiene products and food are always welcome. Please visit our Go Fund Me page for online financial contributions.
Food Bank FAQ
How long does shopping take?
Shopping is fast! It often takes 15 minutes at most to go through all of our options. However, waiting in line can add another 15-20 minutes to your visit. So please plan accordingly.
What do I need to bring?
There is nothing you specifically need to bring to receive our services but there are a couple items that will improve your experience. Your ID makes it easy to find your profile in our database. Reusable grocery bags will make shopping a breeze - though we provide paper bags upon request. The same goes for facemasks. Weather appropriate clothes, when possible, will help keep you comfortable when there is a wait. If it's your first time, please be prepared to answer our voluntary new client survey which covers basic demographic information we use to apply for funding. Lastly, we ask everyone to be patient as we connect with and address the unique needs of our community members. People with language barriers or disabilities may need more time, but we believe its well worth taking the time to do our job well. Please know that we would take the same time for you.
What products are commonly given out?
Our goal is to consistently offer main food groups including protein, dairy, produce and grains. Any given day will include options of each of these major food groups. Hygiene items are available on a less regular basis.
Where does the food come from?
The majority of our food product is ordered from Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest on a weekly basis. PSLA also participates in the WSDA's The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) which connects surplus produce, meat, dairy, and dry goods with food banks. Finally, PSLA maintains a grocery rescue partnership with a local Amazon distribution warehouse.