ALERT: Byrd Barr Place’s offices on 18th Ave are temporarily closed for renovations. The food bank is relocated to 420 E. Pike St. through Spring 2022.

Advocating for Racial Equity

Advocating for Equity Statewide

We bring people together through anti-poverty and anti-racist actions to create an equitable future. Our groundbreaking reports spur public dialogue and drive solutions.


We are deeply saddened by the loss of Black lives, due to violence fueled by racism and the effects of COVID-19. We know long-standing institutional racism has negatively impacted our Black communities and we are calling for change, as well as stand in unity with those calling for change.

News & Events

Byrd Barr Place 2020-2021 Annual Report is now live!

Read more about what we’ve done over the past years in our digital report.

We Want to Hear From You

As we look forward to the next 55+ years, we’d like to hear from you. What are insights from our history? What is the legacy we want to carry forward? Please take our short survey.

Building Renovation

Our historic firehouse is undergoing a major interior renovation to make it more accessible, safer and welcoming for the whole community.

Building pathways to self-sufficiency

Food bank visits in 2020
Seattle residents use our safety-net services each year
Seattle households kept warm with our energy assistance program in 2020
Seattle families stayed housed with our rental assistance program in 2020

We All Have Something to Contribute

How will you help today?