*This is a selected list of resources designed to aid folks impacted by COVID-19 living in or near the City of Seattle. For any supplemental materials, please see this list of resources and updates from Seattle’s Office of the Mayor.
COVID-19 Mutual Aid Solidarity Network
Provides free deliveries of food and supplies, prioritizing folks who are sick, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, queer, Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color — including those displaced from Seattle to the nearby areas. Fill out a request form or learn more on their Facebook.
Relief Fund for LGBTQ2S+ BIPOC Folks
This online fundraiser is to specifically support “queer, transgender, non-binary and/or intersex Black, Indigenous folks and other LGBTQI+ people of color (QTIBIPOC folks).” Donate to the fund, or apply for funding.
Traditional Medicine Packages
Unkitawa is providing traditional medicine care packages for the Indigenous community! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information or to request a package. Home delivery available for Elders and others as needed.
Seattle Public Schools Lunch Distribution Sites
This map lists the schools that will be providing free lunch to any Seattle Public Schools students between 11:00am – 1:00pm every weekday beginning March 16, 2020 through the closures.
Free Hot Lunch for Students – Rainier Beach Community
Free hot lunch provided by WA-BLOC and FEEST Seattle every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza (8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118) while schools are closed. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.
Free Pre-Bagged Groceries
Northwest Harvest’s SODO Community Market is providing free pre-bagged groceries for all. They are now offering curbside pickup service if you feel uncomfortable waiting in a line. Drive up to the front of the building, call (206) 380-0277 indicating which car is yours, and a staff member will deliver a bag of pre-packed groceries to your car. Located at 1915 4th Ave. S, near the corner of 4th Ave S and S Holgate St.
Free Food for All
Check out the graphic below for locations that have been identified as providing free meals for all, regardless of age or identity.
- COVID-19 Assistance and Public Charge FAQ for Immigrants from Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.
- Community Information from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project with FAQ videos in English and Spanish.
Washington Health Plan Finder
*Please read information and FAQs from the Employment Security Department for questions on unemployment, sick leave, and more.
Resources for Impacted Professions
|Art|| – COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund|
– Seattle Artist Relief Fund (donate or apply for funding)
– Resources for Artists and Organizations from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
– COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources
|Restaurants/Hospitality||– Seattle Restaurant Workers Coronavirus Rent Fund|
|Small Businesses|| – SBA Disaster Loan|
– SBA Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
Housing and Utility Bills
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Seattle City Light (SCL) will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle. All residential evictions will be halted until further notice. Read more here.
Utility Bills Payment Plan
SPU and SCL customers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, regardless of background or immigration status, can request a deferred payment plan with the utilities by calling (206) 684-3000 or sending an email.
Utility Discount Program (UDP)
The Utility Discount Program (UDP) lowers Seattle City Light bills by 60 percent and Seattle Public Utility bills by 50 percent. To learn more about enrollment in UDP, call (206) 684-0268 or visit the website.
Comcast Free Internet Essentials
Comcast is offering 2 months of free Xfinity WiFi and unlimited data to new Internet Essentials customers. Read more here on what they are doing for low-income customers at this time, and to get connected.