Community Lunch on Capitol Hill provides hot, nutritious meals and survival services to hundreds of homeless and low-income people of Seattle. We welcome them as our guests in an atmosphere of hospitality, comfort and support. By sharing meals four times each week, we create community together. Meals are open to all, and no sign-in is required. This work is supported by funding from the City of Seattle Sweetened Beverage Tax.
In a time of dwindling budgets and high unemployment rates, the need for free and healthy meals and survival resources is undeniably urgent. We are currently seeing an average of 250 people at each Tuesday and Friday lunch and over 150 at each Wednesday and Thursday supper—a significant increase from previous years. The scope of our impact relies on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. Without them, it would be impossible to respond to the immediate needs of those whose lives are filled with unpredictability. By committing their time, resources and expertise, our staff and volunteers work to alleviate hunger and homelessness in Washington state by offering a dependable and safe place for Seattle's most vulnerable population.