The Food Bank @ St. Mary's and COVID-19
Under Governor Inslee's stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, food banks are deemed an essential business. We will remain open to continue to serve our community during this challenging time, while observing and enforcing alll DOH/CDC guidelines including social distancing, handwashing, and sanitizing.
As reports and recommendations have been made about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by the Seattle King County Public Health and CDC, we have made changes to our daily operations at the Food Bank @ St. Mary’s to minimize the spread of the virus, and to help protect vulnerable populations. Our highest priority is to help keep our community, customers, volunteers, and staff members healthy and safe. We have posted the recommended signage in regard to COVID-19, as well as making extra efforts to clean/sanitize the hand rails, counter tops, and all areas of the food bank. Staff and volunteers are wearing gloves and facemasks while maintaining as much distance as possible during distributions.. We are asking clients to not rummage through or otherwise touch items. And, as other food Banks are/will be doing done, we have ordered portable hand wash stations as part of the portable toilet service we provide during distributions.
Walk-In Services: At this time, we will continue regular distribution from 10am-1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you are sick please do not come to the food bank and ask for a friend, family member, aide, etc. to come in your place. Social distancing is necessary! Please help us all stay safe by lining up on the white lines marked every 6' on the sidewalk.
Home Delivery: At this time, the home delivery program will continue at its normal operations. To protect the safety of both our volunteers and customers, we will only be delivering the bag to your doorstep.
Donations: We are accepting and in need of your donations. If you have donations please bring them to the food bank at 611 20th Ave S and enter through the alley. High need items: any hygiene/sanitary products (toilet paper, hand soap, cleaning supplies), canned foods (protein and vegetable items), meat, other nonperishable items (pasta, oatmeal, rice, etc.), and infant supplies. Monetary donations are the most helpful. Donate online here or mail your check to 611 20th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.
Volunteers: Please continue to come in as you are willing and able. If you are sick, we ask you kindly to stay home and take care of yourself. We understand if you are unable to volunteer and we happily welcome you back once you are healthy and feel safe to do so. If you do need to stay home or cannot make your shift, please let us know in advance. Email or call 206-338-7215 x22.