Community Connectors in the Food Bank
This program helps Seattle residents to cope with the high cost of living including housing, healthcare, utilities, and food.
The Community Connector program helps our food bank participants apply for public benefits and services that meet their needs including SNAP (Food stamps), utilities discount program, energy assistance program, health insurance, free cell phone and low cost internet etc. Food bank participants can get help receiving benefits and services while accessing food at El Centro de la Raza Food Bank.
- Seattle resident
- Food bank participant
- Low income
Katie Yuen, Community Connector
Katie moved to Washington 10 years ago and worked at the Seattle Chinese Garden before joining El Centro de la Raza in 2017. She speaks Cantonese and Mandarin and works closely with clients to identify possible ways to lower their living cost in Seattle. In her free time she enjoys cooking and swimming.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I know if I am eligible for public assistance?
Different programs vary in eligibility requirements, contact Katie to find out what programs you qualify for.
I live in King County, not in Seattle. Can I apply for assistance?
This program is mainly focused on helping Seattle residents coming to our food bank. We have other navigators in other programs to serve King County residents.