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Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank

Hunger affects many of us. One life transition – job loss or change, health issue, family crisis, cuts in benefits – can make it so we must choose between healthy food and other necessities. Often, we just need a little assistance. The Carol Rowe Memorial Edmonds Food Bank is here to help.

Our mission is: To provide, free of charge, fresh and nutritious food to families needing help who are located in Edmonds and in the surrounding communities of South Snohomish County; To support other food ministries – meal, school meal, homeless, shelter -- in our local communities; To work with courtesy and respect, and to serve all without discrimination; To act as a point of useful and reliable information on other social, health and educational services available in the community and the county.

We are open on Tuesdays, 50 weeks a year. We serve Edmonds residents between 9:30 and 11:00 am. Beginning at 11:00 am, we serve anyone who comes. If you are a first time visitor we ask that you provide:

Photo Identification

Proof of your current address – (current utility bill or other official mail)

Identification for each member of your household (driver’s license, state ID, medical insurance cards, birth certificates, social security cards or school ID)

Please enter the building on the west side at the Thrift Shop entrance. The parking lot is often filled, please do not be on site until 15 minutes before the time for your group to enter.

If you are not able to get to the food bank, other options may be available. Please call 425-778-5833, to alert us to your need and discuss alternatives.

Food Bank Hours/Schedule for Recipients:

9:30-10:00am (Line begins at 9:15 a.m.) EDMONDS RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (doctor's verification required) and STUDENTS (must show proof of enrollment)

10:00-11:00am (Line begins at 9:45am) EDMONDS RESIDENTS
11:00-11:30am (Line begins at 10:30 a.m.) NON-EDMONDS RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (doctor's verification required)
11:30-12:00 noon (Line begins at 10:45 a.m.) ANY NON-EDMONDS RESIDENTS


Please use the Food Bank nearest your address. You may only use one food bank each week.

Other Area Food Banks:

Concern for Neighbors Food Bank
at Terrace View Presbyterian Church
4700 228th Street SW Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Distribution Hours: Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Lynnwood Food Bank
located behind Silver Creek Family Church
5320 - 176th St. SW, Lynnwood 
Director: Judy Finn (425-745-1635)
Distribution Hours: Alternate Wednesdays, 2:30-6:30 p.m.,
2:00-2:30 for those in wheelchairs, and/or on oxygen, all others until 6:00 p.m.