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Bring-A-Meal (BAM)

Please note the changes to BAM for the health and safety of everyone involved during COVID-19

  • Our most urgent need: PB&J sandwiches

    We need your help to supply food to our neighbors experiencing homelessness and hunger. Daily, our Outreach Team provides sandwiches, masks, and other essential supplies to our neighbors in need. You can read the guidelines and instructions at

  • We cannot allow volunteers to serve and/or use our onsite kitchens to prepare meals.

Questions? Contact Lori, or (206) 556-5912.

In the news

Azteca and Aqua by El Gaucho serve meals at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.

Our Bring-A-Meal (BAM) program serves meals for Mission guests while providing a life-changing service opportunity for community groups.

We partner with groups of all sizes, including churches, restaurants, families, and corporations. Organize groups of 5 to 10 volunteers to bring a meal once a month. Special arrangements can be made with our BAM coordinator for groups of more than 10 volunteers. Our trained kitchen staff is available to help you plan and cook your meal.

Our guests love special meals themed for a holiday or just for fun! Put on a luau or Mexican fiesta, offer to host a good old-fashioned southern BBQ, or bring in music and dessert. Your group can design the entire dining experience for our guests.

How it works

1. Choose a BAM serving opportunity and a meal you’d like to serve to our guests. 

2. Purchase, prepare, and serve your meal from our industrial kitchens. 

3. Enjoy your delicious meal with our guests!


Serving opportunities and locations

Hope Place, Women and Children's Shelter
Rainier Valley, serving up to 120

KentHOPE Day Center
Kent, serving up to 35

Men’s Shelter 
Downtown Seattle, serving up to 400

Riverton Place
Burien, serving up to 65

Search & Rescue
Downtown Seattle, Serving up to 400

Rainier Valley, serving up to 120
Downtown Seattle, serving up to 400

Corporate partners serving our community

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

Azteca Restaurants

Azteca Restaurants


Providence Healthcare


Continental Mills


John Howie, Seastar, and Seahawks' Rookies


Hilton Seattle

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Do you have questions about BAM? Get in touch with Lori — or (206) 556-5912.

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