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We depend on the community to provide women nourishing meals.

Helen’s Place, Kirkland

8045 120th Avenue NE, Suite 200
Kirkland, WA 98033

Lunch and dinner for 40 women
(all days of the week)

Hot breakfast for 40 women
(Saturdays & Sundays)

Sophia’s Place, Bellevue

3032 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Lunch for 30 women
Dinner for 21 women
(all days of the week)

Hot breakfast for 30 women
(Saturdays & Sundays)


Read/download our Meal Guidelines document

Questions? Email Megan Duncan


  • Please follow the food safety guidelines from Public Health, Seattle & King County
  • Cooking a meal
    • The meal must be prepared on the day of donation or the day prior
    • Please prepare a complete meal (main dish, side dish, dessert) for the number of women selected to ensure they all receive a full meal
    • Salads must be store-bought (packaged and unopened)
  • Restaurant meals: you may, if you wish, purchase and deliver a complete meal from a restaurant or purchase and arrange to have the restaurant deliver the meal to the shelter.
  • Meals must be ready-to-serve and ready-to-eat. There is not enough time to warm up the food so please bring the food ready-to-serve. The meal must be in disposable containers (aluminum trays are a good option). It is not necessary to bring plates, cutlery, and other serving essentials
We have so many amazing individuals, groups, and communities of faith that provide meals and we are grateful and appreciative of the time and effort you take to prepare these meals. Every time the meals come in, the ladies  smile at how beautiful the food looks and give their gratitude for the delicious food.
– The Sophia Way team


People facing homelessness can often feel invisible, and interacting with them (when we could) and seeing them enjoy their meals fills our heart with joy. We believe that in uplifting others, we all rise.
– Deb Knaus, Assistance League of the Eastside