Social Services

Social Services

Pike Market Food Bank

Individuals and families can receive free groceries weekly at Pike Market Food Bank. Bring your own shopping bags and choose from an assortment of fresh produce and food staples.

A typical shopping trip to the Food Bank includes:  

  • Fresh Produce: vegetables and fruit
  • Meat: poultry and fish
  • Bread and pastas
  • Canned Foods: beans, vegetables, soups 
  • Pastry and dessert  

*Food selection dependent on food donations.  

The food bank gives out more than 800,000 pounds of food annually with more than 40,000 visits and home deliveries.

Location: 1531 Western Ave, Seattle, WA
5th floor of the Public Market Parking Garage entrance near the 5th floor elevators
Phone: (206) 626-6462
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 am - 3 pm; Wednesday, 3 pm - 7 pm 

Get Involved
The Food Bank is a community-driven organization. Dedicated volunteers contribute thousands of volunteer hours every year to help meet the growing demand for the Food Bank’s services. Food donations are always needed. If you would like to volunteer, donate food or host a food drive, please call (206) 626-6462.


Pike Market Senior Center

The Senior Center serves a diverse membership of seniors aged 55 and up, nearly half of whom are homeless. The Center offers free breakfast and lunch each day and has social workers to help with housing and other necessities, along with engaging activities such as dance classes, games, and student-senior partnerships.

The Senior Center serves breakfast (8:20 am) and lunch (12 pm) seven days a week, and is closed the first Wednesday of each month. An annual donation of $10 a year is suggested, but not required, for membership to the Senior Center.

Location: Enter the Market on 1st Ave and Pike St. Walk straight through the Main Arcade, past Market Spice. Look for the hand-shaped sign pointing to Pike Market Senior Center and turn left. Take the elevator to the 4th floor.

Phone: (206) 728-2773

Meal Hours
Breakfast: Daily at 8:20 am
Lunch:  Monday - Friday at 12 noon; Saturday & Sunday at 11:30 am

General Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 am- 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 8 am – 1 pm
Closed all national holidays and the 1st Wednesday of each month.

The Market Commons

The Market Commons is a welcoming and inclusive neighborhood center established by the Pike Place Market Foundation in 2017. The center helps connect people to resources in the Pike Place Market from health care and food access to community building.

Location: 1901 Western Ave, Ste 100, Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 774-5315


Neighborcare Health at Pike Place Market 

Neighborcare Health at Pike Place Market provides a range of primary care health services for adults regardless of income or insurance status. The clinic is here to help patients when they are sick and to assist them to stay healthy with regular checkups and health education services.

Services offered include:

  • Primary and preventive health care
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Chronic illness management
  • Home health care
  • Pharmacy and laboratory services onsite
  • Nutrition counseling and health education
  • Diabetes, weight management and movement classes
  • Mental health counseling
  • Referrals for shelter/housing, food, employment, education and substance abuse treatment

Location: 1930 Post Alley, Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 728-4143

Mon-Tue: 8 am - 5 pm; Walk-in appointments available until 3 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am - 5 pm; Walk-in appointments available until 3 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm; Walk-in appointments available until 3 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm; Walk-in appointments available until 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED


Pike Market Child Care & Preschool

Children ages 18 months to 5 years attend full-day or part-time child care in a nurturing, educational environment at the Pike Market Child Care & Preschool. Founded in 1982 on the principle that all children deserve access to high quality early education, the Preschool was one of the first programs in downtown Seattle to make child care available to families earning a low income. Annually, the Preschool serves 90-100 families with children ages 18 months to 5 years, 70% receive tuition assistance.

The Preschool incorporates reading and math readiness, encourages creative and individual expression, and helps build self-esteem and problem-solving skills. Children also receive breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks, up to 70% of their daily nutritional needs. In addition, the Preschool employs a child and family support professional to help families when they need it most.

Children at the Preschool receive excellent care and build the social and learning skills necessary to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Families in the program have the opportunity to work, job search or go to school confident, knowing their children are safe and nurtured.

Location: 1501 Pike Place No. 222
Phone: 206.625.0842


Pike Market Heritage House

Heritage House at the Market is an assisted living facility in the heart of our community. With panoramic views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, Heritage House offers private apartments, nursing services and a rich quality of life to seniors in a vibrant urban environment. Whether it's minimal assistance or more care that is needed, Heritage House is able to design a care plan that evolves with individuals’ personal needs. 

Staffed 24 hours a day, with nurses on site 16 hours a day, seven days a week. Heritage House brings together a wide range of services to meet individual needs. We offer comprehensive personal and nursing care, restaurant style dining, housekeeping and laundry services, and programming both in the facility and out in the greater community. 

Guided by our values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship, we support our residents in making informed decisions about their care, according to their own preferences and needs. As a part of Providence Health and Services, qualified residents can also participate in ElderPlace, which provides even more comprehensive medical and social services.

Location: 1533 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 382-4119