Our mission is to provide programs and services to promote physical and social well-being and a welcoming environment where people can enjoy warm friendships, healthy activities, joyful experiences and meaningful engagement to adults 55 years and older. In addition, our Food Bank relieves hunger in our diverse community through a network of partner agencies. We distribute food to people of all ages without judgement
Federal Way Senior Center has operated for nearly 45 years as a 501c3 non-profit member association serving South King County residents. We provide a comfortable place where people can receive food at our Food Bank and Nutritional Meal Program, engage in educational information, social activities, bingo, live music, holiday celebrations, excursions, games, exercise and the opportunity to form mutually-supporting friendships. Our Resource Navigators help our seniors and veterans with social services, community resources and referrals. Our Food Bank is open on Mondays and Thursdays. Our curbside model features participants staying in their vehicles and volunteers load their cars with bakery, dairy, meat, produce, canned and dried goods.
The Federal Way Senior Center is a partner agency of Food Lifeline and Certified in Grocery Rescue. The funds raised will be used for operational expenses, scholarships, facility repairs, maintenance and supplies so we can continue to provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere in our log cabin clubhouse. It also will be used to help maintain our Food Bank and Nutritional Meal Program that provides food to low income seniors, veterans, caregivers, families with children, elderly, individuals, disabled, homeless and other needy individuals. The meals and food they receive at the center may be their only meal that day. By coming to the Federal Way Senior Center/Food Bank for food the clients not only save money on food but they can save money to help pay their medical, electric, utilities and rent bills. Many of our clients do not have family and would be alone without the center. We provide a social environment and information about community resources and events. We are seeing an increase in the number of people needing food and coming on a regular basis. We also transport and deliver food to SHAG Senior Housing, Senior and Veterans housing facilities, King County HUD low income housing facilities, Missions and Churches that feed needy and homeless individuals.
The Federal Way Senior Center/SKC Food Bank is very fortunate to receive donations of breads/pastry, meat. canned/dry goods, dairy and produce from Food Lifeline, Trader Joe's, Costco, Twin Lakes Safeway, Military Road Safeway, WinCo, Fred Meyer and other donors. Volunteers pick up items 7 days per week.
Our Food Bank is open Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00pm serving over 3000 individuals per month.
Our Senior Center offers
Snacks 11:00am. Lunch at 12:00pm. Bingo at 1:00pm.
If clients have dietary restrictions we accommodate their needs. The majority of our clients are low income according to HUD guidelines. The meal program provides basic food to people in need who live in King County (SKC). Many are people who are often not capable of preparing well-balanced meals for themselves. When we have leftover food we allow our clients to take home a meal, thus expanding the reach of the program. On special event days and holiday celebrations we serve over 100 meals per day.
More than 60 volunteers work a total of over 2000 hours per month to serve those in need at our Center. Volunteers run the programs including live music, arts & crafts, puzzles, games, bingo, lunch and learn speakers, presentations and excursions. Volunteers serve as waiters, servers, bus tables and expediters who help get the food served promptly. Food Bank volunteers pick up donated food, load and unload food, help the customers, deliver food to low-income housing and staff the Food Bank.
The Center welcomes South King County seniors, veterans, caretakers, families with children, individuals and needy people with its cadre of devoted volunteers that reaches out to the greater community with a variety of programs and services. The Center offers seniors, veterans and other members of our community a rich array of recreational, learning and service-leadership opportunities.