April 19th, 2014

Where to turn for Seasonal Help

For resources for Snohomish or King County:

Call 211 or online at




Christmas House 425-338-2273

· Christmas House is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization in Everett, Washington that provides an opportunity for qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant - 18 yrs old. www.christmas-house.org/shop/ 


Holiday Basket bureau of Snohomish County 425-212-3221

· A project that connects private sponsors with families, children, seniors and people with disabilities for holiday food.  Through Volunteers of America Food bank.  http://www.voaww.org/Get-Help/Food.aspx


Toys for Totsmust apply online:

· for South Snohomish County (Smokey Point to Lynnwood) http://everett-wa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.asp

· For Skagit County and Arlington/Stanwood areas http://mt-vernon-wa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.asp

· For Whatcom Co. http://bellingham-wa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.asp 


For Lake Stevens Residents only, Christmas giving from Lake Stevens Family support center 425-397-7433

·   http://www.freewebs.com/lakestevensfamilycenter/holidayassistance.htm


Holiday food baskets from Holy Cross 360-691-2273

Food Banks/ Food Pantries (call 211 for Free Community Meals)

  Angel Food Ministries   1-877-366-3646

Low cost food purchase available for pick up in Monroe (accepts all forms of payment including EBT but must be ordered in advance)  see www.angelfoodministries.com

· Arlington Food Bank      360-435-1631

· Bethel Baptist Church     425-252-0249

· Edmonds Food Bank      425-778-5833

· Granite Falls Food Bank (contact city hall)     360-691-6441

· Hands of Hope Food Bank       425-355-5985

· Lake Stevens Food Bank     425-334-3430

· Lynnwood Food Bank   425-745-1635

.    Maltby Food Bank 360-668-7900  

· Marysville Community Food Bank       360-658-1054

· Monroe/Sky Valley Food Bank     360-794-7959

· Mountlake Terrace Food Bank   425-778-7227

· Mukilteo Food Bank       425-355-2802

· Salvation Army Everett     425-259-8129

· Snohomish Community Food Bank       360-568-7993

· Sultan Food Bank     360-793-8609

· Victory Foursquare Gospel Church      360-651-1110

· Volunteers of America     425-775-2776

· Westgate Chapel Food Pantry   425-775-2776 x222


Other places to look for help with food or gifts.

· Call “211” service  Social service referral line

· Check the phone book or internet for 

o Service clubs in your area such as:  Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, Soroptomists, Optimist Clubs

o Salvation Army/VOA /United Way

o Church, Temple, Synagogue, Mosque

o www.resourcehouse.com/WIN211


 Community Resources


Holiday assistance:  October 16 the appointment line will be open.  See phone numbers below...

**  Call to make an appointment for the holiday GIFT ROOM.

Where to turn Seasonal Help


For resources for King County:

Call 211 or online at http://www.resourcehouse.com/win211/


Hopelinkprovides gifts to children from low-income families through Holiday Gift Rooms. Holiday Gift Rooms allow parents to choose toys, clothing, and/or books for their children. Special holiday foods are also available to registered food bank clients. To sign up for Hopelink's holiday program (food and/or gifts), contact the Hopelink Center nearest you.  Contact them as AS SOON AS POSSIBLE final due date for Thanksgiving: Nov. 10, Christmas: Dec. 9.

· Bellevue: 425-943-7555

· Redmond: 425-882-0241

· Kirkland/Northshore: 425-889-7880

· Shoreline: 206-440-7300

· SnoValley: 425-333-4163


Crossroads Community Center in Bellevue

No registration required and all of the following are available for Bellevue families in need: Family Crafts; Dinner; shop for a coat; Youth Holiday Party: Infants through age 18 (if 18, must still be in high school) can enjoy entertainment, refreshments, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, while receiving a free gift. Must be present to receive a gift.

· 16000 NE 10th St., Bellevue: 425-452-4874


Toys for Totsmust apply online:

· for King County http://fort-lewis-wa.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.asp


St. Vincent de Paul

Food baskets given for Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts baskets for those residing within parish boundaries. There are 50 St. Vincent de Paul conferences in King County; to contact the nearest one, call:

· 206-767-6449, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Holiday Basket Bureau of King County

A project that connects private sponsors with families, children, seniors and people with disabilities for holiday food.  Through Volunteers of America Food bank. Located in Greenwood. 

· http://www.voaww.org/Get-Help/Food.aspx

· 206-782-6731


Food Banks/Food Pantries (call 211 for Free Community Meals)

· Hopelink Food Banks:   Bellevue 425-943-7555

  Redmond   425-882-0241

  Kirkland/Northshore 425-889-7880

  Shoreline     206-440-7300

  SnoValley 425-333-4163

Food Bank in Kenmore

Hopelink has opened up a new food bank right here in Kenmore for families in need.  The food bank is located at Northlake Lutheran Church (6620 NE 185th St., Kenmore, WA 98028). Hopelink is signing up residents who qualify. For more information please call 425-889-7880. 

· Downtown Seattle Food Bank     206-626-6462

· Issaquah Valley Community Services     425-392-4123

· North Helpline and Lake City Food Bank     206-365-8043

· Renewal Food Bank (Bellevue) 866-793-6512