Help Your Community

Photo of meals being served

If you have extra food you can’t eat, try sharing it with your friends, family, neighbors, and community. This is also a great choice if you have extra vegetables and fruits from your garden and fruit trees!

  • Contact City Fruit to request help harvesting your fruit trees and donating fruit you don’t need.
  • If you’re moving, donate your unopened, non-perishable foods through Move for Hunger.

Seattle has many great organizations that collect extra food and give it to people in need. Volunteering for these organizations is a great way to help your community waste less food.

  • Food Lifeline: Volunteers sort and pack rescued food to give out to more than 275 food banks, shelters, and meal programs across Western Washington.
  • Operation Sack Lunch: Volunteers help cook and serve hot meals for hungry residents of Seattle.
  • City Fruit: Volunteers help care for fruit trees and harvest fruit to support the rescue of more than 36,000 pounds of fruit every year from Seattle homes and public orchards.
  • Solid Ground: Volunteers help grow food on the farm to donate to local food banks, and help with nutrition classes for the community.

For more donation and volunteer opportunities, find a food bank or meal program near you.