Our goal is to feed hungry people in crisis.
In King County alone, tens of thousands of people are forced to make choices of whether to buy clothes for their children or food; to pay for heat or food; to pay the ret or buy food. Our goal is to make that choice a thing of the past.
Here's where you can get help!
Find out where you can receive groceries today:
South King County
Food Boxes Include These Items
Child-friendly nutritious foods
Infant packs of iron-enriched formula or strained baby food
Low-salt, diabetic, liquid, or high-calorie diets for the seriously ill
Culturally sensitive Latino and Asian food packs
No-cook foods for the homeless
Snack packs for homeless teens and single adults
Policies and Procedures
I. Meetings A respresentative from each agency is expected to attend at least one of EFP’s bi-annual Educational Conferences.
II. Food Cards The Interviewer is the staff person/volunteer who fills out the EFP Food Card with the Service Recipient. The Interviewer is responsible for insuring that the Service Recipient knows the Distribution Center location and hours of operation. The Interviewer is responsible for making sure that the Food Cards are filled out completely. Complete Food Cards are extremely important to both EFP’s ability to successfully track hunger trends and to insure funding from King County municipalities and foundations. The Interviewer is responsible for providing information (both from within the agency and to outside sources of help) to the Service Recipient in order to meet other needs and address additional problems.
III. Emergency Use Only The decision in defining “emergency” will be left to the discretion of the Interviewer. A person returning to receive an EFP Food Card or Food Pack more than once a month should be informed of other resources (e.g. food banks) in the community. The Interviewer ultimately has the authority to give out Food Cards/Packs based on individual circumstances, but the client should know that the service provided is intended for emergency use only.
IV. Agency Qualifications To qualify to participate in the Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle & King County, an agency must:
• Be open to all people (see Non-Discrimination policy on next page)
• Never engage Service Recipients in religious proselytization/persecution of any kind
• Interview those seeking food to determine need
• Be willing to provide information about additional resources (e.g. food stamps, employment opportunities, energy assistance, shelters, etc.) to enable a household to strive towards self-determination, independence and solvency.