Hot Meal Program
We nourish our community with free hot meals in a welcoming setting three times a week. We serve over 20,000 meals a year.
We are serving to-go meals at all our regularly-scheduled times and locations.
Monday Dinner: 4-6 pm
Location: Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th Street, between Dayton
Ave. and Fremont Ave. N.
(Bus: #5 & #45)
Tuesday Dinner: 4-6 pm
Wednesday Lunch: 11 am-1 pm
Location: St. John United Lutheran Church
(Fellowship Hall entrance in back)
5515 Phinney Ave. N., across from
Woodland Park Zoo (Bus: #5)
How to Help
- Wish List Drive: As our Hot Meal Progam’s food and supplies are becoming more scarce, please help us continue to provide three meals a week to our most vulnerable neighbors. All you have to do is purchase an item (or two!) from our Amazon Wish List, and they will go straight to our Hot Meal Program to serve our PhinneyWood community. Our list can be found here.
- To donate food or supplies, contact Krissie Dillin at [email protected] or 206.783.2244
About the Program
The Hot Meal Program has remained open during the COVID pandemic when many other meal programs have had to shut down. At the beginning of the pandemic, we were serving to-go meals, hot soup, and hot coffee outdoors (in the rain & hail!) to very grateful neighbors. We have always provided a hygiene station so diners can wash their hands, grab a mask, some hand sanitizer, and use the restroom. We were able to move back indoors during Phase 2 and offer indoor dining, a dry place to sit and rest, and a chance to charge mobile phones. With the new restrictions, we are back to serving to-go meals which is difficult for everyone, especially during the winter.
The Hot Meal Program is so much more than community dining. We provide a safe environment to feel cared for, feel deserving, and feel like a part of this neighborhood. We are now offering a large variety of hygiene products, warm socks, gently used clothing, and shoes. Additionally, this Fall, we partnered with Seattle Pacific Nursing School to offer basic healthcare for our diners. Through this engaging partnership, we are able to provide weekly blood pressure checks, blood glucose checks, foot care, and fall prevention clinics.
The response to these services from our diners has been overwhelmingly positive as they feel more supported than ever before. Our goal is to continue offering these services and expand into mental health care in 2021 with the help of generous donations and community partnerships. The PNA Hot Meal Program is building bridges to services our diners need, allowing them to feel empowered to bring themselves out of their difficult situations. Thank you for helping us build those bridges.
Banner photo taken at the PNA Hot Meal program by David Inman