Congregations for the Homeless
Thank you for providing dinners to our community! Please select the date(s) that you would like to donate meals to our shelter below.
We serve dinner at 6:00 pm and lunch at 12pm, please aim to arrive no later than 5:30pm and 11:30am respectively. Our address is 515 116th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004. We are behind the Ford Autonation Overflow parking lot, on the left side of the gray building. You can park in any of the available spaces at the front and drop off your food at the table under the blue tent near the entrance of the shelter. For COVID safety, please do not go beyond the table.
What to Donate
We serve meals for approximately 100 men. Only the meal is needed, we will provide plates, napkins, and utensils. Extras, such as fruit, salad, beverages, and desserts are more than welcome but not required. If possible, please include a list of common allergens.
100 servings is a lot! Here are some resources to help create a nutritious meal for a large group:
For a sense of scale here are some sample meals the shelter staff prepare for lunch:
10lbs dry pasta, 24 cups sauce, 100 + rolls
4 large (12in by 20in) aluminum trays of casserole
Tacos with 15lbs ground meat, 6lbs beans, 20 cups cooked rice, 100+ tortillas
We understand that this can seem like a big task to tackle! Consider connecting with friends or family, supplementing the meal with extras such as salad or dessert, and/or splitting up the meal between a few people. Please try to have all of the food or supplemental dishes delivered to the shelter altogether. Additionally, Saturday's dinner is split up into 4 slots if you want to sign up for those as a group, but please do not sign up for just one quarter of a Saturday meal, as it's for groups that will split up and prepare the whole meal. If you need any advice or have any questions, feel free to email [email protected]
Please review King Country’s Safe Food Handling Practices to ensure the safety of the men.
If you have any questions about what to bring for the meal, please reach out to [email protected]
We are grateful for your continued support and wonderful food!