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2017 donation drives, feed the hungry, and volunteer opportunities around Capitol Hill

Here are opportunities to help around Capitol Hill and District 3 including meal programs and donation drives at your favorite local businesses, bars, and restaurants. CHS will update giving opportunities throughout the holidays so let us know about anything we’ve missed or need to add. You can also add your giving events to the CHS Calendar. Happy holidays.

  • At the bottom of this post is a roster from the City of Seattle listing almost all of the food banks in the city. You will find location and contact information for each for donation and volunteer needs.
    View Seattle-area Meal Programs in a larger map
  • This map from the Meals Partnership Coalition shows locations of regular hot meal services in the city.
  • On the map, you’ll note Capitol Hill’s Community Lunch program. CL hosts an annual dinner on Thanksgiving at Broadway’s All Pilgrims Church — just as the service does every Thursday. Learn more at
  • 16th Ave’s Jewish Family Service has many opportunities to help — including their holiday gift basket program.
  • Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission feeds the hungry every Sunday at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church on Harvard from 2-6 PM. Volunteers will be there again on Thanksgiving. You can view a roster of donation needs here.
  • E Madison’s Jubilee Women’s Center has a wish list for donations.
  • First Hill’s Mary’s Place annually features Holiday Giving Tree Tags for you to help make somebody’s holidays bright with.
  • Plymouth Housing Group is looking for donations to help with its Thanksgiving meals.
  • Lifelong and the Chicken Soup Brigade’s Care to Shop program is in need of ongoing volunteers
  • WestSide Baby needs diapers and new and gently used baby gear and clothing. You can donate at 18th and Aloha’s Saint Joseph’s.
  • Look for WeCount sock boxes around Seattle including one at Pike and Broadway.

CHS Holiday Giving Calendar

Food Banks Seattle King County

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