We are grateful and appreciative of the time and effort you take to prepare nourishing meals for women sheltering at
The Sophia Way.

Read/download the Meal Guidelines document

Questions? Email Megan Duncan

Helen’s Place

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

3032 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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

Hot breakfast for 21 women
(Saturdays & Sundays)

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


  • 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 and side dish) for the number of women selected to ensure they all receive a full meal
  • Meals must be ready-to-serve and ready-to-eat. Please bring the meal in disposable containers (aluminum trays are a good option). It is not necessary to bring plates, bowls, cutlery, or other serving essentials
  • 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.