In-Kind Donations

Hopelink food banks depend on food donations from individuals and groups (businesses, schools, churches, service clubs) to serve more than 3,000 families each week. We can't do it without you!

These are the items currently most needed year-round at our foodbanks (items in bold are most needed):

  • Canned Meals
  • Canned Meat
  • Cereal
  • Dry Beans
  • Fruit (Canned or Fresh)
  • Pasta
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice
  • Soup
  • Tomato Products
  • Vegetables (Canned or Fresh)

Suggested non-food items - year round need

  • Baby items: including, size 3-6 diapers, wipes and formula, etc
  • Hygiene Items: toothpaste/toothbrushes, shampoo/soap, deodorant, razors, combs, brushes, etc
  • Paper items: toilet paper, paper towels, foil, ziplocks, etc.
  • Household and cleaning items: dish or dishwasher soap, Windex or other cleaning products, laundry soap

These items can be brought to any of our five Emergency Service Centers.  Please call first to confirm hours of operation.

Hopelink also appreciates donations of fresh produce, including fruits and vegetables grown by family gardeners.  Donations of fresh produce should be newly harvested and in excellent consumable condition. To ensure that your produce donation can be provided to families in need while it is still fresh, please contact your nearest Hopelink food bank to find out when to deliver your donation of fresh produce. You may provide your donation to one of Hopelink's food banks in Bellevue, Carnation, Kirkland/Northshore, Shoreline or Redmond.

Please note: Hopelink is unable to accept the donations of alcohol and medications (including vitamins).

Phone numbers and addresses of Hopelink food banks are listed here.

Clothing Banks
The Sno-Valley Center in Carnation is the only Hopelink center that accepts clothing. 

When we are accepting donations we welcome clothing that is clean and in good condition.  The Hopelink Sno-Valley Center is grateful for the generous donations of clothing, shoes and bedding that community members supply to the Hopelink clothing bank in Carnation. We are able to distribute these items to low-income families across the Snoqualmie Valley due to your generosity.

Furnishings for Transitional Housing
Hopelink accepts gently used furnishings that are in excellent condition. Most needed are complete queen and twin beds, kitchen tables and chairs, dressers, small couches, lamps, small tables and bookshelves. Items should not have any tears or stains and be structurally sound. We cannot accept glass topped tables or shelving. We do not have the ability to pick up donations, but if you are able to deliver your items, please call Jeanne at 425-885-0043x104.

Vehicle Donations
Hopelink partners with Volunteers of America to benefit from your vehicle donation. If you have a car, boat or other vehicle you would like to donate (running or not), please call 1-877-CAR-4-VOA (1-877-227-4862). They will coordinate pickup of the vehicle and all paperwork. Please mention Hopelink when calling to make sure we receive the proceeds of the donation.