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

Build emergency boxes of essential food or assist at a community food bank – there are so many ways you can help right now. Visit our calendar to learn more details and register for a session or find a food bank in your area that needs help.

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Thank you for sharing your time, lending a hand and giving from your heart!

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

Volunteer in the Warehouse

Seattle volunteer sessions take place Monday through Saturday at our Hunger Solution Center and are open to groups, families, individuals, and kids ages 6+. You’ll sort bulk donations and repack rescued 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

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Special Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer at Our Mobile Food Program

If you’ve ever wanted to see how our Mobile Food Program works, you’re in luck! We have multiple volunteer slots at our Sea Mar Community Health Centers food distribution in Burien. Similar in set up to a farmers market, volunteers will distribute nutritious food directly to members in the community – always a rewarding experience!


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


Fourth Saturday of every month
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Sea Mar Burien Medical Center
14434 Ambaum Blvd. SW
Burien, WA 98166

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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. For your comfort, please dress in warm layers.
  • 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.
  • Children must be 6 years of age or older to volunteer.
  • Children under 18 must bring a completed Parent/Guardian Consent Form to each volunteer session.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, with at least 1 adult for every 5 children.