ALERT: Our temporary food bank at 420 E. Pike St. will be closed starting July 21 while we move back to our firehouse home at 722 18th Ave. During that time, please visit other nearby food banks. For other services, call us at 206-812-4940 or email

Services at our new food bank, “The Market,” on 722 18th Ave will begin Tuesday, Aug. 16. We hope to see you there!

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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.

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New Program Helps People Maintain Their Services

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) assists households in keeping their running water.

Supreme Court Abortion Decision

While attacks on bodily autonomy impact us all, for BIPOC women and birthing folks the impact is disproportionately devastating.

Our New Personal Finance Series Is Here!

Check out new financial tools and resources to learn tips on how to budget, build your savings and improve your credit score.

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

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For information about why the organization changed its name to Byrd Barr Place, please check out our story. 


If you can't find an answer to your question or need support in Amharic, Spanish, Thai, Tigrinya, or Vietnamese, please reach out via phone at 206-812-4940. Visit our Contact Us page for additional details.