- Kentwood High School
Need Help With a Meal, Clothing, or Holiday Gifts?
Forgotten Children's Fund
Address: 218 Main St. #449, Kirkland, WA 98033
Christmas Food, Clothing and Toys
Delivers Christmas food, clothing and gifts to families with children; primarily for families with children, ages 3-13; prioritizes families with greatest and recent hardship. Typically, families are helped who do not qualify for assistance from other public or charitable organizations. Families must submit an online application for assistance prior to December 16. Families who have not been contacted by December 18 should seek other assistance.
Immanuel Community Services
Address: 1215 Thomas Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Provides Thanksgiving food for anyone in need. Walk-in on November 25 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Provides Christmas food for anyone in need. Walk-in on December 23 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services
Address: 515 W Harrison Street, Suite 107, Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (253) 520-3550
Families must provide photo ID for themselves, current proof of address for all members of their household including children, proof can be a piece of mail or lease, school-aged children a school newsletter, report card, letter for free/reduced lunch is sufficient.
Hours of Operation
- Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
- Second Wednesday of each month: 5:00-6:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 10:00-11:00 a.m. (for seniors only 55+)
Thanksgiving Food Boxes
Provides Thanksgiving boxes for residents of the Kent School District, also ZIP codes 98030, 98031, 98032 (partial), 98042 (partial) and 98058 (partial). Preregistration is not required. Walk-in on either Nov. 25 or Nov. 26 during open hours between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Christmas Food Boxes
Provides Christmas boxes for residents of the Kent School District, also to those living in ZIP codes 98030, 98031, 98032 (partial), 98042 (partial) and 98058 (partial). Preregistration is not required. Walk-in December 18 or 19 during open hours between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Provides holiday gifts for residents of the Kent School District; gifts are available for children ages 12 and younger. Register for toys December 2-13 during open hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Information on distribution site and times will be given upon registration.
Kent Lutheran Church
Address: 336 2nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98030
Phone: (253) 852-2027
Provides a Thanksgiving dinner for anyone in need on Monday, November 25, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Provides a Christmas dinner for anyone in need on Monday, December 23, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Kent Parks and Recreation Teen Center
Address: Kent Phoenix Academy (gym, enter the west side of the building) 11000 SE 264th St., Kent WA 98030
Phone: (253) 856-5035; contact person is Brian Steward
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Traditional food will be served along with International food from throughout Kent’s diverse community on Saturday, November 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free to everyone, families with youth ages 13-19 are especially encouraged to attend.
Kent Seventh Day Adventist Church – Neighbor to Neighbor
Address: 25213 116th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030
Phone: (253) 852-3883
Provides a Thanksgiving dinner for anyone in need on Wednesday, November 27, from 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Provides a Christmas dinner for anyone in need on Wednesday, December 25, from 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Maple Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services
Address: 21415 Maple Valley Hwy, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: (425) 432-8633
Clients living in Tahoma School District, Maple Valley, Covington, Hobart, Ravensdale, and Black Diamond may receive a Thanksgiving/Christmas food box during one regular November and December shopping visit. Clients are encouraged to shop for holiday food at the beginning of the month to avoid long lines.
You must be a current food bank client and provide current proof of address and verification of children living in your home at the time of registration for gifts. Provides Christmas toys for children, ages birth through 18, of Tahoma School District, Maple Valley, Covington, Hobart, Ravensdale, and Black Diamond. Walk in to register October 30 through December 5.
Messiah Lutheran Church
Address: 410 H St. NE, Auburn, WA 98002
Phone: (253) 833-5280
Provides a Thanksgiving meal for anyone in need on Sunday, November 24, at 2:00 p.m.
Mission Africa @ International Living World Ministries
Smiles @ Christmas
Offers a holiday party with carols, a party jumper, face painting, cotton candy, and free Christmas gifts for children under age 8. Children can play while their parents pick out gifts. Register online, the event is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 at 11:00 a.m.
NW Life Church
Address: 13120 SE 192nd St., Renton, WA 98058
Phone: (253) 638-8470
Provides holiday gifts, while supplies last, for any children in attendance ages 12 and younger on Sunday, December 15. Holiday food may also be available. The event starts at 4:00 p.m.
REACH Center of Hope
Address: 419 S 2nd St, Suite 1, Renton, WA 98057
Phone: (425) 209-0594
Provides Thanksgiving dinner to anyone in need on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Provides Christmas dinner to anyone in need Christmas Day, December 25, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
St. James Cathedral/Cathedral Kitchen
Address: 907 Columbus St., Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 264-2091
Provides Thanksgiving dinner to anyone in need on November 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Provides Christmas dinner to anyone in need on December 25 at 3:00 p.m.
St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church
Address: 13055 SE 192nd St., Renton, WA 98058
Phone: (253) 631-1044
Provides Thanksgiving dinner to anyone in need on November 28 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Salvation Army - Social Services Department - Kent
Address: 1209 Central Ave S Suite 145, Kent, WA, 98032
Phone: (253) 852-4983
Toy For Tots - Christmas Assistance
Provides toys for low-income families with children ages 5-12 in Kent and Auburn area. Documents required:
- Verification of household income
- Proof of address
- Photo ID for adults
- Birth certificate or DSHS services cards for children
Call to register Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., October 1-November 16, or walk in to register December 3, 4, 5 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or until capacity is met.
Thai Siam Restaurant
Address: 8305 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117
Phone: (206) 784-5465
Christmas Day Dinner
Provides a free Christmas Day turkey dinner for anyone in need. Walk-in December 25 from Noon-2:00 p.m.
Trinity Community Church – Hungry Soul Café
Address: 3807 Reith Rd., S, Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (253) 852-1044
Provides a traditional Thanksgiving meal, music and raffle for those in need the day before Thanksgiving on November 27. The meal begins at 5:30 p.m.