Volunteer with Food Lifeline to Support Our Communities Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Support Food Lifeline’s efforts to provide food to our communities by helping us distribute emergency food boxes through various locations or by packing food in our warehouse. Many dates and locations are available. We are looking for volunteers who are 18 years and older and masks are required. There’s plenty of room to practice social distancing. Come join our efforts and help show that our community is stronger together.

For groups of six or more: fill out this group request form.

For more information, please visit our FAQ.

Volunteer in the Warehouse

Seattle volunteer sessions take place Monday through Friday at our Hunger Solution Center and are open to groups, families and individuals. You’ll sort bulk donations and repack sourced grocery items into family size portions so we can send it over to local food banks, shelters, and meal programs!

Food Lifeline does not accept court-ordered community service volunteers at this time.

Group Volunteering

Interested in signing up for a group volunteer session? Be sure to fill out our group request form for groups of six or more!


Corporate teams, families, clubs, and friends


Food Lifeline
815 South 96th Street
Seattle, WA 98108

Group Request Form
Special Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at Our Food Distributions

Support Food Lifeline’s efforts to provide food to our communities by helping us distribute emergency food boxes through various locations. Many times and locations are available. Volunteers age 18+ are welcomed, register now to secure your spot! Please bring your lunch and water with you.


Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to sign up (Spanish-speaking a plus)


Many times are available and will vary each week.


Many locations are available and can vary each week. We are currently distributing food at the following locations:
North Seattle College
Century Link Field (North Parking Lot)
Bellevue College
Food Lifeline

Individual Registration

Volunteer Guidelines

Our Seattle volunteer sessions are fun, rewarding, and inclusive! Because Food Lifeline is an industrial food-handling facility, we have a few guidelines in place to ensure everyone’s safety and success.

  • Closed-toed shoes are required, no exceptions.
  • It is often cold in the warehouse and can potentially rain in our community food distributions. For your comfort, please dress for the appropriate occasion.
  • Your work will be physical in nature and includes long periods of standing. You may be asked to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early and plan to work the full session.
  • Volunteers must wear face mask and gloves at all times.
  • Maintain 6 feet social distancing.