Providence Regina House operates a weekly food and clothing bank out of the South Park Neighborhood Center on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. We provide services to customers living in the following zip codes: 98108, 98148, 98168, and 98188. Regina House also offers emergency food, clothing, and referral information during the week.
The food bank provides families with a range of perishable and non-perishable food items including organic produce from Marra Farm, South Park’s own once acre farm.
Providence Regina House has a Baby Cupboard Day on the first Saturday of the month. The following items are available: Infant food, formula, diapers, wipes, and clothing.
Providence Regina House partners with many community organizations to offer many different resources. We have been able to provide free flu shots, health and nutrition information, seeds and plant starts, food stamp education and blood pressure screenings. Regina House also sponsors a large holiday program in the months of November and December. We focus our attention on the families of South Park by providing them holiday food, clothing, and toys.
- Diapers, sizes 3-6
- Canned protein items - chili, tuna, salmon, stew, ravioli or spaghetti-O's
- Men's clothing
Providence Regina House has been serving those in need in the Seattle area since 1963. The roots of the ministry began as a response by Sister Mary Regina Bomber and the Sisters of Providence to those who sought food by knocking at the kitchen door of Providence Seattle Medical Center in the Central District. Originally known as the Mother Emilie Gamelin Department, the ministry’s name was later changed to the House of the Poor, until Sister Regina’s death in 1984. At this time, it became Providence Regina House in honor of Sister Regina’s great work and dedication feeding, clothing and visiting countless families in need.
In 2003, due to the sale of a portion of the historic building in which Providence Regina House was located, it was necessary to find a new home for the ministry. After a six-month closure, Regina House re-opened its doors on November 22nd, 2003 to serve the people of the South Park community.
Providence Regina House is committed to affirming the basic human worth and dignity of all persons. We envision a community where each person’s basic needs for daily living are met. Upholding the heritage and tradition of the Sisters of Providence we will:
- Provide goods and services within the local community
- Partner with community organizations that share common values to meet the needs of persons who are poor and vulnerable
- Advocate for our neighbors by increasing awareness of the unmet needs in our community
- Act as a referral source for needed community services
Your tax-deductible donation to our Area of Greatest Need Fund will help us meet the unmet needs of the clients we serve at the Providence Regina House in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood.
We are happy to take your donations of food, clothing and household items on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Thursdays from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. If those days/times don’t work for you, please call 360-535-7898 to make other arrangements.
- Food: Dry goods must be unopened in their original packaging.
- Clothing: We always need clothing. High demand items are men’s clothing, socks, and bedding.
- Small Household items: Plates, glasses, utensils, pots, pans, small decorations, blankets, rugs, toys, children’s games, books, small kitchen appliances, etc.
If you have large furniture items to donate, we can help arrange a connection to a family in need. Please send us an email with a description of the items you would like to donate and your contact information. We have a Give/Take Donations board at the food bank where we will post this information for clients who might need/want your items, so they can contact you directly.
Please understand this process might not result in your donation being needed. Providence Regina House does not have the space to accept large donations directly. Thank you!
Providence Regina House greatly depends on volunteers to successfully run its operations.
Volunteers are needed Tuesday through Friday to:
- Sort food and clothing donations
- Stock and organize the shelves
- Unload food from van
- Repackage bulk food items
- Assist with special projects and holiday programs
Volunteers are also needed to help at the food and clothing bank every Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. Help with set-up, distribution and clean-up. Fun, hands-on volunteering!
You can do community service hours for school and most court costs with us!