University District Food Bank

A nonprofit organization

$78,355 raised by 244 donors

78% complete

$100,000 Goal


Our mission is to build a hunger-free Northeast Seattle by providing our neighbors with reliable access to healthy food and life-changing resources.


For more than 40 years, University District Food Bank has helped prevent hunger in Northeast Seattle neighborhoods. Each week, more than 2,500 families receive the groceries they need to prepare nutritionally balanced meals at home. Our innovative and award-winning grocery store styled shopping system maximizes customer choice and ensures that all food bank customers take home three days of healthy food that is most appropriate to their specific needs and preferences. Last year, 11,000 different families made 109,000 visits to us. Through these visits, we distributed about 3.4 million pounds of food. 2% of our clients are infants, 18% are children, 63% are adults, and 17% are senior citizens. Approximately 25% of our customers are homeless. Additionally, each week we deliver groceries to 500 households in our Home Delivery program, provide weekend meals to 950 middle, elementary, and high school students in our Packs For Kids program, and supply groceries to 375 individuals and families at our North Seattle College and Magnuson Park Community food pantries.

"Dear UDFB, 

You were there for my family when the economy went bad. Due to your support, we did NOT lose our home. It was very difficult to accept our position of needing assistance, but we got through it. We want you to know we never felt judged when we stepped into your door. What felt like to us could be potentially very difficult emotionally, you all gave us comfort. Every person inside made me feel comfort through this period of transition. From the very bottom of the hearts of my husband and me. 

Always, Anonymous Family"

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Organization name

University District Food Bank

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Human Services


5017 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Service areas

Seattle, WA, US



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