Hot Meal Program

About the PNA’s Hot Meal Program

The Hot Meal Program (HMP) is a hub for social services in Northwest Seattle centered around free meals for the community. A PNA program since 1998, the Hot Meal Program evolved out of St. John United Lutheran Church’s soup kitchen, which began in 1980. Now over 40 years later, the HMP still offers hot, nutritious meals at St. John United, as well as at the Greenwood Senior Center.

With the support of grants, donations, and a dedicated group of volunteers, the PNA Hot Meal Program serves over 17,000 meals annually to Seattle residents, many of whom are experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, and social isolation. The meals provide a warm and welcoming environment and serve as an entry point to a variety of other social services.

Free Community Meals

The Hot Meal Program serves three meals per week at two locations in the Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods of Seattle.


Mondays (dinner) 4pm – 6pm

Greenwood Senior Center
525 N 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Bus: #5 and #45

Phinney Ridge

Tuesdays (dinner) 4pm – 6pm
Wednesdays (lunch) 11am – 1pm

St. John United Lutheran Church
5515 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Bus: #5

Other Services

In addition to free meals, the Hot Meal Program partners with a variety of organizations to offer:

Medical Clinic

Medical Clinic
Partnership with Lahai Health

Wednesdays, 11am – 1pm
St. John United Lutheran Church

Dental Clinic

Partnership with Medical Teams International (MTI)

Upcoming *emergency* dental clinics (all dates 9am – 3pm)
January 24, 2024
St. John United Lutheran Church

April 8, 2024
Greenwood Senior Center

July 24, 2024
St. John United Lutheran Church

November 6, 2024
St. John United Lutheran Church

Physical Therapy

Partnership with Emma Mitsui, PT, DPT, Therapydia Ballard

Wednesdays, 11am – 1pm
St. John United Lutheran Church

Clothes and Shoes

Partnership with Woodland Park Presbyterian Church

Wednesdays, 11am – 1pm
St. John United Lutheran Church

Hygiene and First Aid Supplies

Partnership with the ESML Community Service Group at the Greenwood Senior Center

Mondays, 4pm – 6pm
Greenwood Senior Center

Tuesdays, 4pm – 6pm
Wednesdays, 11am – 1pm
St. John United Lutheran Church


Partnership with Cameron Dean, the Bottle & the Barber. By appointment only.

Tuesdays (once per month)
St. John United Lutheran Church

ID Cards

The PNA’s Social Services Engagement Manager helps PNA clients obtain government ID, which then allows clients to obtain a mailing address, apply for housing, and pursue other vital social services.

Individual Case Management

HMP clients have the opportunity to work with the PNA’s Social Services Engagement Manager, a Master-level social worker, who helps meet clients’ specific needs, including applying for affordable housing and DVR, accessing addiction services, emotional support services, and much more.

Support & Get Involved

Donate Money

Help change lives! Your donation helps the PNA purchase food and supplies, plus provide vital services.

Donate Supplies

Shop the Hot Meal Program’s Amazon Wishlist to donate hygiene, first aid, and other supplies. Want to donate outside of the wish list? Call the PNA at (206) 783-2244 to find out how.


The PNA Hot Meal Program is made possible by a dedicated group of volunteers. If you’re ready to make a difference for people in need, sign up now to volunteer!
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