Give a meal. Change a life.
Just $1.92 can provide a hot meal to a homeless man or woman, and help them move from despair to hope. Join our 6th annual One Meal/One Hope campaign and change a life today!
Give a gift. Change a life.
Shop our Gift Catalog for gifts that change lives! Choose from meals, a day of care and shelter, and other gift ideas to make God's love real to those in need. It's quick, helps you avoid the crowds, and more importantly — give a gift that really matters!
Welcome to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
We believe that providing for a basic need — like a meal — helps open the door to the promise of a future that has been all but lost, but still flickers in a person’s heart under layers of pain and brokenness. We want to offer that pathway to restoration, to hope, for one homeless or hungry person at a time. Each meal you provide helps open that door for one more person.
$1.92 provides a meal
When someone is cold, lonely and hungry, a hot meal and a caring smile can be just what they need to start turning their lives around.
Do you have time to give? Here are a few ways to turn your hands-on efforts into changed lives.
In addition to food for our Thanksgiving meals throughout King County, we are also assembling food baskets for poor families and families transitioning out of homelessness. Here’s what’s needed most:
- Turkeys, ham, bacon
- Canned vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Potatoes, onions
- Rice & stuffing mix
- Shelf-stable milk
- Eggs & butter
- Canned meats & fish
- White & brown sugar
Give Wool Blankets
For men and women on the streets, the simple gift of a wool blanket can make a life and death difference. As the weather gets rainier and colder, we want to make sure everyone who spends the night unsheltered has a warm blanket. No one should die just because they aren’t quite ready to come to the Mission yet. Wool keeps you warm, even when it’s wet!
Volunteer With Us
Serve on the Search & Rescue Van
Check on the welfare of people hidden away in the coldest part of the night. Invite them to the Mission for warm, safe shelter and breakfast in the morning. Hand out warm blankets, food, hot drinks and other supplies for those who decide not to come into the Mission. Many volunteers serve regularly, and build meaningful relationships that can lead people to trust the Mission and decide to change their lives.
Join the Morning Watch
Between the hours of 7am and 9am, downtown residents, business owners and employees can call or text 206.498.7913 or email MorningWatch@UGM.org if they see a homeless individual blocking access to a workplace, in doorways, driveways, or sidewalks. When you do, our Morning Watch team will arrive shortly to bring a cup of coffee, and move them along with an offer of a ride to our Men’s Shelter for a good meal, a hot shower and an invitation to stay for safe shelter and help to get off the streets for good. Our Morning Watch team tries to make our downtown safer, and healthier, for everyone.
Serve the meals you give
Come down and see how a meal really can be the start of a whole new life. We depend on volunteers to personally welcome in our desperate guests and make them feel cared about. Your compassion will help people sense God’s love for them, and can give people comfort and dignity in hard times. Your gift of time can change lives, including your own.See more volunteering opportunities
Find a drop-off point near you
- Distribution Center — Kent
8226 South 208th Street, Kent, WA 98032
- Mission Storehouse — Rainier Valley
3800 South Othello Street, Seattle 98118
(Entrance on the corner of 38th and S. Myrtle)
Men’s Shelter — Downtown
24/7 drop-off parking space in front of building
318 2nd Ave, Seattle 98104
SIGN UP Sign Company — Eastside
18720 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
(No receipting at Eastside drop-off point. Accepts non-perishable food, clothing, small household items. NO furniture, broken items, mattresses or financial donations accepted.)
Why your neighbors gave:
“ There but for the grace of God go any of us. Let’s take care of one another and share our blessing. ” Karen S. Gave 30 Meals
Community Action Center
You don’t have to go down to the Mission to make a difference in people’s lives.
Choose from our pre-planned volunteering, fundraising and advocacy opportunities in the Community Action Center.
Invite your friends and family to help you too!
In the News
1,500 Turkeys Needed
To feed Seattle's hungry this Thanksgiving, 1,500 turkeys are needed by November 19.
"Each year, the Mission holds a traditional Thanksgiving meal for the homeless. They also distribute turkeys to community food partners so families can have a turkey for their dinner."
We are currently turning away people because we don’t have enough turkeys for everyone!
On the Air
Thankful For You
No one should go hungry, especially at Thanksgiving.
Thanks to your generosity, we raised 56,511 meals and care for hungry men, women and children! This holiday we're giving thanks for support like yours that changes lives.