What to expect
The Giving Room food bank is a grocery-store-style space where guests can shop for free groceries and personal items.
The food bank is open Mondays from 9:30am–12:45pm. All are welcome.
On Monday mornings we welcome guests inside to check-in, select refrigerated and frozen items from a menu, then choose fresh produce, and browse the shelves for dry goods and hygiene items while cold items are packed. Guests are provided a number at check-in which we will use for shopping turns. We allow up to four guests to shop at one time to give each guest space for shopping. We clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces regularly. Masks are currently optional as WA state has lifted the COVID-19 mask mandate.
For those with special mobility needs, there is a ramp leading to the entry on N Northgate Way. To access the pantry, there is an accessible entry at the north parking lot through the office.
Code of Conduct
The Giving Room is intended to be a safe space for all of us. By entering this space, you are committing to uphold The Giving Room Code of Conduct. Not following these guidelines may result in a ban from The Giving Room.
Respect others and building property.
No violence, no threats, no weapons.
Follow quantity guidelines for food items.
The Giving Room food bank assures that no discrimination (denial of benefits in activities or operations) will be made based on a person’s race, sex, age, disability or national origin, breastfeeding in public, gender identity, marital status, political ideology, religion, sexual orientation, military or veteran status.
Sign in on the list for yourself only.
The Giving Room staff does not deliver. If someone is sick or unable to come on Monday for an unavoidable reason and they want someone else to pick up for them, they THEMSELVES may call the church office at (206) 552-9586 to communicate the reason. At that time, they will designate the person who will be responsible for picking up and taking the food to them. Requests will be approved on a case-by-case basis.
The Giving Room is only open on Mondays 9:30am–12:45pm. If you had an emergency on Monday that prevented you from coming, a ready-made bag may be available mid-week at the church office.
Due to potential allergies, no rolling or smoking cigarettes.
Pets or service animals must be on leashes controlled by the owner. Staff reserves the right to ask you to take your animal outside if it is causing a disturbance.
Do you have any questions about something not covered here? Contact us and we'll help you out.
If you would like to know more about what to expect as a volunteer, please visit the volunteer page.
The Giving Room is hosted at Epic Life Church in "The Axis" building, which is at the corner of N Northgate Way and Stone Ave N—just two blocks east of Aurora Ave N.
Enter on the south side of the building, off Northgate Way.
The Rapid Ride E Line and Route 40 buses stop nearby, and you can plan your trip at the King County Metro Trip Planner.