Bellevue Nourishing Network (BNN) is a group of nonprofits, businesses, government and concerned citizens that have come together to address food security issues in the Bellevue School District area. 

Next BNN Virtual Zoom Meeting : Every Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:00pm (contact Tammy Waddell for an invitation)

Nourishing Networks-Bellevue Organizer : Tammy Waddell Click here to Email Tammy


Food Assistance In Bellevue

  

I Need Food Help 

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The following organizations are offering food assistance:

Bellevue School District Family Connections Centers OPEN for the summer

BSD Family Connections Centers will be OPEN for the summer, June 22 through August 31. Food and hygiene items are available at the Family Connections Centers and families can get information about other critical resources and services from staff on site.  Please see the revised schedule below:

Lake Hills Elementary
14310 SE 12th St.
Bellevue, WA 98007

Monday:  10am-3pm
Tuesday:  10am-3pm
Wednesday:  10am-3pm
Thursday:  10am-3pm
Friday:  CLOSED
Saturday:  CLOSED
Sunday:  CLOSED

Sammamish High School
100 140th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98005

Monday:  CLOSED
Tuesday:  9am-2pm
Wednesday:  9am-2pm
Thursday:  9am-2pm
Friday:  9am-2pm
Saturday:  CLOSED
Sunday:  CLOSED

Stevenson Elementary
14220 NE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98007

Monday:  10am-3pm
Tuesday:  10am-3pm
Wednesday:  CLOSED
Thursday:  10am-3pm
Friday:  10am-3pm
Saturday:  CLOSED
Sunday:  CLOSED

 


Food Truck Meal Voucher Program

Mobile Meal Alliance Program provides free vouchers for those in need that can be redeemed for meals at participating food trucks. Food truck locations are updated regularly. 

Visit StreetFoodFinder.com for Moble Meal Voucher locations.  

Get free food truck meal vouchers through:

Hours : Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00am to 1:00pm And Tuesdays 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Phone : 425-452-7300

Current Food Truck Locations

 

Click here to learn more about the program

Click here to donate to the program

Click here to request a food truck for your organization.

Watch: KIRO News story on the Mobile Meal Alliance Food Truck Program

 

 


Bellevue School District Grab & Go Food Program Updates

June 29th - August 13

Meals will be available for pick up Monday to Thursday each week.  Breakfast (for the next day) will be provided with each meal.  Meals picked up on Thursday will include an extra lunch for Friday and breakfast for Monday.  Children are not required to be present at the time of meal pick up.  A child does not have to be enrolled in Bellevue SD to participate.    Adults may purchase a meal:       $3.25 breakfast or $4.75 lunch
For more information contact BSD Nutrition Services at 425-456-4507.  

LOCATIONS:
Sammamish High School
100 140th Ave SE Bellevue, WA
Monday through Thursday: 12:00-1:00 pm

Lake Hills Elementary
14310 SE 12th St Bellevue, WA
Monday through Thursday: 11:30-12:30 pm

 

 


Hopelink Food Market

 The Mobile Market truck makes regular stops around the community distributing free food.

We have a wide selection of fresh produce, dairy, and breads, as well as frozen foods, to choose from. You can also receive a prepackaged box of food with: soup, pasta, peanut butter, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, beans, tuna, and cereal.

Locations:
Lake Hills Elementary School
14310 SE 12th St, Bellevue, WA 98007
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month:  4:30pm-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 24
  • Wednesday, July 8
  • Wednesday, July 22

Redmond United Methodist Church
16540 NE 80th St, Redmond, WA 98052
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month:  5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wednesday, July 1
  • Wednesday, July 15

More information:  https://www.hopelink.org/location/mobile-market

 

 


Hopelink Food Bank 

Each household will be able to pick up enough food for 21 meals per person.

14812 Main St #5245
Bellevue, WA 98007
425-943-7555

https://www.hopelink.org/

Open Hours
Tuesdays 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Wednesdays 3:00 -7:00 PM
Thursdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Renewal Food Bank 


Highland Covenant Church
15022 Bel-Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98007
425-736-8132

http://renewalfoodbank.com/

Open Hours
Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:30 PM


Backpack Meals for Kids

Coordinates with Bellevue School District to provide free, easy-to-make meals each Friday so kids have food to eat over the weekend

Mailing address 
6947 Coal Creek Parkway
#120
Newcastle, WA 98059

http://backpackmeals.org/


Salvation Army

Provides hot meal with beverage, community bread basket, snack bags 

Eastside Corps Community Center
911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008
425-452-7300

https://bellevue.salvationarmy.org/

Open Hours: Feeding program
Monday-Friday 6:00 - 7:00 PM

 


The Shopper Next Door 

The Shopper Next Door matches people who are higher-risk during the COVID-19 pandemic or who just need an extra hand with local volunteers to provide help with errands like grocery delivery, prescription pick up, and more! If you need help, call (425) 522-2674‬ 



I Want to Help 

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The following organizations need financial assistance:

Jubilee Friends Grocery Helper

Sign up to purchase about $35 worth of groceries from a shopping list for a local family in need! This program is currently set to run through August 29th.

 Families have been referred to Jubilee REACH primarily from the Bellevue School District and are struggling financially during this crisis. This help with groceries will provide vital food, as well as let their own money stretch further.

Click here to sign up for a shopping slot and to learn more.
 


Fund a food truck and feed a community!

The Washington State Food Truck Association has partnered with Nourishing Networks to provide a voucher meal food truck program. The food trucks sell food to all-comers, and also partner with local non-profits to feed individuals and families in need.

The program: Printed meal vouchers are distributed to local non-profits (YMCA and
Salvation Army) or to individuals and families in need of food support. The
voucher contains all the information needed for people to visit a food truck
(parked at a church, park, school or other host business) and receive food
without cost to them. The church (or other host) then pays the food truck for
all the meals redeemed at the end of the week, via donations made. 

Individuals and families in need can get food vouchers through local non-profits.

Donate to the program

REQUEST a food truck 

 


Hopelink Food Bank
 

Each household will be able to pick up enough food for 21 meals per person

14812 Main St #5245
Bellevue, WA 98007
425-943-7555

Needs Financial Support

Click here to donate to Hopelink

https://www.hopelink.org/

Open Hours
Tuesdays 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Wednesdays 3:00 -7:00 PM
Thursdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Salvation Army

Provides hot meal with beverage, community bread basket, snack bags 

Eastside Corps Community Center
911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008
425-452-7300

Needs Financial Support
https://bellevue.salvationarmy.org/

Open Hours: Feeding program
Monday-Friday 6:00 - 7:00 PM

 


Renewal Food Bank  

Highland Covenant Church
15022 Bel-Red Road
Bellevue, WA 98007
425-736-8132

Needs Financial Support
Click here to donate to Renewal Food Bank

http://renewalfoodbank.com/

Open Hours
Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:30 PM

Mailing Address:
12819 SE 38th St,
PMB 241
Bellevue, WA 98006

 


Backpack Meals for Kids  

Coordinates with Bellevue School District to provide free, easy-to-make meals each Friday so kids have food to eat over the weekend

Needs Financial Support
Click here to donate to Backpack Meals for Kids

Mailing address 
6947 Coal Creek Parkway
#120
Newcastle, WA 98059

http://backpackmeals.org/


Imagine Housing :
We are happy to announce that we are combining our first ever Imagine Virtual Auction with the momentum of GiveBIG – a two-day, annual event where individuals and organizations come together to invest in healing our communities by making donations to their favorite nonprofits. Although the virtual auction was originally scheduled for April 18-25, the new date of May 2nd - May 6th will allow us to combine these two events to reach an even bigger audience. Our Virtual Imagine Auction will kick off Saturday, May 2nd and close with a grand finale livestream on Wednesday, May 6th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm Pacific time . Register here

  • If you could make a gift of $25, $50 or $100 today, could you make that same commitment for the next four months to help us through the COVID-19 crisis? Donate here
  • If you’re not in the position to make a four-month commitment today, please consider making a one time donation. Donate here
  • If you’re feeling especially generous, we have a vital need for basic needs and gift cards to grocery stores for families, seniors, and veterans living in Imagine Housing communities. Donate here
     

Lifewire
For most of us home is the place where we feel safest, especially during these uncertain times. But home isn't a safe place for everyone. Right now is a particularity difficult time for survivors of domestic violence. Survivors who are sheltering in place with an abusive partner are in serious danger of escalating violence . Other survivors are struggling to meet their basic needs because of the COVID-19 crisis. Those who have left abusive partners worry that the loss of income will leave them with no choice but to return to their abusers, especially if they have children. Calls to our helpline and our advocates are increasing and the need is rising exponentially . As an extra incentive we are excited to announce that our amazing community partner Symetra Financial will match gifts of $1,000 or more up to a total of $80,000. Double your gift today! Donate here



India Association of Western WA :
IAWW has launched a fundraising campaign
and invites you to participate very generously and donate to this matching gift campaign  donate now . IAWW is committed to addressing the needs generated by the pandemic crises on the communities around us. It is our intent for 2020 and 2021 to support the impacted achieve health, wellbeing and stability. As COVID-19 continues to unfold, we are working hard to provide services and support for the needs being brought to our attention. These services are intended but not limited to serve our ageing adults, elder care homes, under privileged families, small businesses, healthcare facilities, health care workers and the shelters negatively impacted by COVID-19. All donations received from now to October 2020 will be earmarked for our COVID Response Efforts.




NON-Food Resources  

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Mental Health and Counseling Assistance

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The Garage 

Free virtual counseling sessions available for high school students age 13-18 years old. Meet with one of the Garage Counselors while maintaining Social Distancing ! Appointments available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sign up for a private, confidential session here
 


Youth Eastside Services

Youth Eastside Services is continuing to provide services through HIPPA-compliant web-based technology. Click here for more information.  Youth Eastside Services (YES) is the leading behavioral health services provider for children and youth, ages birth to 22, and their families in East King County. We provide evidence-based mental health counseling, substance use and co-occurring disorders counseling and treatment, early childhood behavioral health services, psychiatric services, and education and prevention programs. We help children and youth with depression, grief, trauma, cultural, gender, and sexual orientation, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, self-harming, and other challenges.

Website: http://www.youtheastsideservices.org/ 


NAMI Eastside : COVID-19 INFORMATION: UPDATED 3/25/2020 You are part of our NAMI Eastide family and your health and safety is very important to us. Although our office is now closed to walk-ins, please know that we continue to take phone calls at 425-885-6264 between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm Monday through Thursday. You can also email us at info@nami-eastside.org .



Health Care Assistance 

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 King County Mobile medical and dental van schedules Sites and available services are subject to change due to Mobile Medical’s involvement in the COVID-19 response. Please check daily for the most updated information.



State of WA Health Care Authority Alien Emergency Medical COVID-19 Coverage Expansion



Emergency Housing, Rent, and Bill Assistance

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Friends of Youth  

As a mission-centered agency, our highest priority is being accessible to our youth. Our Emergency Shelters, Drop-In and Residential facilities remain open to our clients. All other Friends of Youth facilities are closed to the public through April 24, 2020.



The United Way of King County is providing financial help for those who are unable to cover April's Rent. United Way Rental Help for April Link is in multiple languages



HopeLink Energy Assistance Program flyer



Puget Sound Energy will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program (CACAP). This includes customers who recently became unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work. The $11 million are carry-over funds under PSE’s Low Income Program. With approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE made revisions to its program to make these funds available to a broader group of customers. Funds are also available in PSE’s other assistance programs , including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers.



United Way
Tax help
Please visit
FreeTaxExperts.org Still Need Tax Help? File your taxes online free with United Way’s filing tool at www.MyFreeTaxes.com This link will take you away from uwkc.org We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding! Download our tax flyer: Español 中文 Tagalog tiếng Việt ру́сский язы́к አማርኛ English



King County Property Tax Update: In response to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, individual King County property taxpayers will have extra time to make their first-half property tax payments in 2020. King County extended the first-half property tax deadline to June 1 for individual taxpayers; specifically, the order applies only to individual residential and commercial taxpayers who pay property taxes themselves. Banks and other financial institutions that pay property taxes on behalf of their customers must still meet the April 30 deadline. Taxpayers with questions about their property tax bill or payment options can contact King County Treasury at propertytax.customerservice@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-2890.. More information here



To help millions of people, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return. IRS Newsroom New Tool  Info is in English and Spanish




Employment and Legal Assistance

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Childcare at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County :
Extended Programming Offered During Coronavirus Situation Select Boys & Girls Clubs of King County will be open Friday, March 20. All athletic programs are postponed until further notice. New! Additional support through extended programming benefits for those in the trenches caring for the community now available . Occupation workers who have no alternatives for youth care during the CV-19 health crisis in the Greater Seattle area can attend any of our open Clubs for a joining fee of $50. We are waiving the daily cost of $25 per person for these workers until school districts reopen. Locations and other information HERE



Unemployment Law Project : Recurring Webinar:



WorkSource Employers who are Hiring in South King County area Dated 3.25.2020 Apply for jobs at www.worksourcewa.com or visit websites in flyer .



Civil Legal Aid Resources: The pandemic has created many new civil legal needs in Washington. Legal aid programs are ready to help low-income people and displaced workers affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Find free resources to address your legal issue here


Eastside Legal Assistance Program : ELAP is still open! This means that we are continuing to provide FREE legal services to low-income clients throughout King County. We are providing phone consultations each week in the areas of Family Law, Domestic Violence, Immigration, Debt & Bankruptcy, and General Law. We offer interpretive services , so language will not be a barrier. We are also starting to present webinars about various legal topics, please stay tuned as next week we'll have one on current Tenant Rights during Covid-19. Please have clients give us a call at 425-747-7274. Be sure to tell clients to leave a voicemail if we're on the other line



Eastside Legal Assistance Program and Housing Justice Project : Concerned about your legal rights as a tenant during this time? Webinar from April 1, 2020 available here . ELAP and HJP Tenants Rights

Further Info/Resources:

  • WA Emergency Housing Protections - Edmund mentioned this document during the presentation that lists the Housing Protections for cities throughout King County.
  • Preservation Database  AND/OR WA Housing Finance Commission  - If you need to see if your housing is federally funded or a tax-credit property, go to these websites.
  • WA Attorney General's Office  - The WA Attorney General's office is officially enforcing the moratorium and tenants and advocates can fill out a form on their website (linked above), email them at civilrights@atg.wa.gov , or contact them via phone at (833) 660-4877 and leave a general message by selecting Option 1. 
  • Eastside for All - A wonderful non-profit that does a ton of work in East King County and has put together a great list of resources for East King County.
  • United Way of King County - They have an amazing list of current resources in King County.
  • Vine Maple Place - Single-parent families in South King County can call Vine Maple Place at 425-432-2119 for rent assistance, employment coaching and budgeting help.
  • Financial Resources  - From the WA Dept. of Financial Institutions, a list of financial resources for those affected by Covid-19.
  • Working Washington - Working WA has a list of resources for Workers during this time.

Legal Organization Webinars:

  • There are also many different organizations doing work throughout King County with webinars on different areas of law. I'd encourage you to check them out as well. 2 of the main ones that come to mind are:
  • Workers' Rights During Covid-19 - Casa Latina in conjunction with Fair Work Center has an ongoing Spanish Webinar on Wednesday Evenings that starts at 7 - 8 PM on Facebook Live 
  • Unemployment Questions - Unemployment Law Project has webinars on its website that address questions about Unemployment. 


Support for Seniors

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Eastside Friends of Seniors is accepting new clients ! Our beloved Seniors are the most vulnerable population in this pandemic, and we are doing everything we can to help them remain healthy and self-sufficient. While we are following the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” guidelines we want you to know:

  • We are still open for business, serving seniors in Issaquah and Sammamish.
  • For the safety of everyone involved, we are limiting face-to-face interactions.
  • We are providing volunteer transportation only to critical medical appointments and assistance accessing food and supplies during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Our volunteers and staff are routinely checking in on our clients so we can be sure to meet their needs during this challenging time.

Website: https://eastsidefriendsofseniors.org/  



School District and Government Updates

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KCLS:

  • K-12 Educator, Parent, and Caregiver Support Resources: Community Resources, Streaming Story Times, Drawing, and Songs, Additional Educational Resources
  • Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps you learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals at your own pace.You can use Lynda.com for free with your KCLS Library Card.
  • KCLS has a wide variety of resources to support learning at home. Visit our Educational Home Access page to find academic movies, homework support and activities to make home learning fun.

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