The Sophia Way | Donate Meals
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Your home-cooked meals nourish the women

Important Update

Due to the Stay Home order, we are cancelling all meal donations for the month of April. We are taking this action to limit your exposure, as well as to protect the health and well-being of the women we serve.

To ensure that women will be receiving daily meals, we have partnered with local restaurants who are providing meals at a subsidized cost.

We hope that we are able to resume meal donations at the end of April, and will keep you updated. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your support. If you have questions, please email Megan Duncan at

In lieu of the meal you were planning to provide, here are a few ways you can still support us during this difficult time:
• SEND (do not deliver) breakfast items like cereal, juices, fresh fruits, soft granola bars and pre-boiled eggs.
Donate to our Emergency Fund to help us cover the cost of providing a restaurant meal.
• Give items directly to our shelter from our Amazon Wish List.

Donate to
Emergency Fund

Your gift will provide women the nourishment they need when volunteers are unable to bring meals to our shelters, like during the current health crisis.

Day Center

We serve lunch to up to 40 women, every day.

Please bring the prepared meal to:
Location: 3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (behind St. Luke’s Lutheran Church)
Time: Between 8 and 10:30 AM

Extended-Stay Shelter

We serve dinner, every night to 21 women.

Please bring the prepared meal to:
Location: 3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 (behind St. Luke’s Lutheran Church)
Time: Between 6 and 6:30 PM

Emergency Shelter

We serve dinner, every night to 40 women.

Please bring the prepared meal to:
Location: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
(Until May 2020)

Time: Between 8 and 8:30 PM

Good to Know

  • Due to building codes, meals cannot be cooked at Sophia’s Place. We, therefore, ask you to bring prepared meals that are ready-to-serve and eat. We have ovens, and dishes can be warmed/reheated and served. If entrees or desserts are frozen, they will be served at a future meal.
  • Our population is older and vulnerable – choose easy to digest meals.
  • Provide choices and be inclusive and neutral in the cuisines and dishes.
  • Look at following seasons & holiday menus. (Summer – fresh light meals; Fall – hearty soups)
  • Specialty meals, such as Indian or Asian are enjoyed. Preferred meals include bread, meat protein, sides, salad, and dessert.
  • Include (if possible) an ingredient list as some of the women have dietary restrictions /allergens.
  • It is not necessary to bring plates, cutlery, and other serving essentials.
  • Non-perishable items are always needed as women take snacks and portable food when they leave the shelter for their destination. (Cereal boxes, milk boxes, juice boxes, bottled water, cup-o-noodles, granola and protein bars, any ready-to-eat individual serving snacks).