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North Helpline Food Bank in Northeast Seattle

North Helpline Food Bank:  various dates (contact them to sign up for days during breaks!)

North Helpline distributes food to our neighbors in North Seattle three times a week, keeping over 1,200 individuals fed. Over 120,000 pounds of food is given out monthly. Our work would not be possible without the thousands of volunteer hours served here every year. Location:  12736 33rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98125. 

On sorting days volunteers Volunteers will help with receiving, sorting, and organizing donations for food bank distributions which take place 3 times a week.

We have food bank receiving and sorting opportunities throughout the week including:

  • Tuesday mornings from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Thursday mornings from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

  • Friday mornings from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Saturday Food Bank Distribution 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Interested in working with us? Please email, call (206) 367-3477, or drop by our front office for more information. See North Helpline Donate Time page for the volunteer application and procedures. 


Take a few minutes to fill out and review our volunteer application. All applications can be completed with just a minimal amount of information and only take a few days to process.  Please also read the Volunteer Orientation and Procedures.

Volunteer opportunities span from food bank distribution, Emergency Services counselors, grocery rescue, home delivery and food drives. For a description of various volunteer opportunities click here or download this flyer:  North Helpline Volunteer Descriptions.  

Please note that Shoreline School District students may not do the Grocery Rescue task; the district does not want students driving as part of community service. 

To volunteer at North Helpline for the weekly food distributions, volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. If volunteers are younger than 14 they will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers that are high school students may volunteer without a guardian. For answers to more frequently asked questions click here.