Feeding Ministries

  • Sack Lunches for Homeless Youth

    Every Sunday after worship we pack 30 sack lunches for homeless youth served by Friends of Youth at their shelter in Redmond.  More than 50 volunteers and a grant form our Endowment Committee have made this a priority for each and every Sunday for one year.

  • crossroads dinner

    Every fourth Monday we serve dinner to about 75 people at the Crossroads Salvation Army facility in Bellevue. Some guests are homeless, others just want a connection and conversation.  We cook after worship on Sunday and then serve dinner on the fourth Monday of each month.  Contact Darlene Pollard for more information.


  • Bread/Produce Rescue Run

    Each Friday morning, FUMCB volunteers pick up day old groceries from grocery stores, and deliver them to Mary's Place, a day center and shelter for homeless women and children, in downtown Seattle. For more information or to become a volunteer in this ministry, contact Franz and Lorrie Schwarm.


  • snacks for stevenson elementary school

    Hungry kids don’t do well at school, so we provide snacks for the Family Connections Center at Bellevue’s Stevenson Elementary School, where 44% of kids are on free and reduced lunch.  The snacks are distributed to classrooms and used in after school programming.  Donation bins and lists of suggested foods are in the north coat closet.


  • plenty full food bank garden

    Our young garden in the church’s front yard provided 200+ pounds of fresh produce to area food banks in 2018.  Periodic work parties and weeding/harvesting volunteers get the job done.  Contact Laurie Edwards for more information.


  • Bellevue farmers market children's activities

    Five times each summer we have the honor of providing farmers market children's activities that teach sustainability, nutrition, creation care and food curiosity.  We often have crafts, games, taste testing and trivia questions all focused on a theme such as dairy products, ladybugs or bees, unusual foods, recycling,, etc.  

  • emergency feeding program

    A loose change offering on the third Sunday of each month provides $1500+ of loose change each year goes to help provide 15 kinds of food bags (Asian, Latino, vegetarian, diabetic, etc.) to 50,000 people annually!  This program is run by Seattle and King County governments.  For more information check here.


  • kiva microloans

    Twice a year the congregation chooses three new projects to support through microloans.  Priorities are for those in rural exclusion areas where it is difficult to secure loans and are sustainable/organic projects related to agriculture and food production.  For more information:  kiva.org.


  • neighbors fund

    Through generous donations at Christmas and Easter we provide immediate assistance to families in need of groceries, rent, gas, utilities and food.  Click here for more information and the initial paperwork.