Supporting the Lynnwood food bank

By donating money to the Lynnwood Food Bank you are helping us purchase items such as fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, and dairy which increase the healthy food options that are offered to our families. Funds also help us purchase canned and dry goods during times of low food donations to help subsidize the groceries that we offer to our neighbors.

If you are interested in touring the Lynnwood Food Bank and seeing our operations, please contact Alissa

at 425-745-1635.

Thank you for your support!

Donate Food

Bring donations to the food bank Monday, Tuesday, Fridays 7am - 2pm, Wednesdays 7am - 6pm, and Thursdays 8am - 2pm. We are located at 5320 176th Street SW in Lynnwood behind Silver Creek Family Church in the tan building with the green roof.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are always a hit
  • Fresh dairy items are terrific as well
  • Meats that are frozen are a wonderful addition
  • Canned and dry goods are a staple
  • Don't forget cultural foods, seasonings, kitchen basics, and baking supplies
  • Health is also important which includes low sodium, sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan diets
  • Baby supplies are always welcome; most desired is larger size diapers and wipes

Read our Nutrition Policy here!

Read our Donation Guidelines here!

We do not accept, due to food code restrictions and policies

  • Items with alcohol or drugs
  • Homemade/ home canned items (jellies, baked goods, etc.)
  • Items without required labels identifying allergens, ingredients, and name of manufacturer, packer or distributor
  • Unpasteurized eggs or milk
  • Infant formula past the original sell-by/expiration date
  • Rusty and severely damaged canned foods
  • Livestock that was not processed in a USDA-inspected facility (with USDA stamp on packaging)
  • Fish must be from a WDFW-licensed residential or commercial fisher, with license number attached to donation
  • Food that has not been kept in safe zone temperatures

Expiration dates versus food safety dates

An expiration date is not when food becomes unsafe, it just becomes less fresh. Our volunteers sort all donations and check for food safety according to food safety dates, condition of foods, and policies provided to us by Washington State Department of Health, Food Lifeline, WSDA and USDA. We use the recommended consumption guidelines from Food Lifeline, and USDA.