Food & Health

Providing assistance to individuals and families with various needs.

Our Frances Martinez Community Service Center provides basic and emergency services. We provide short-term and long-term assistance to families, veterans, seniors and adults. Services include an onsite food bank, senior program, eviction prevention and veterans services. We also have a community garden that helps provide food for our food bank and gardening activities for our programs.

  • César Chávez Demonstration Garden
    The César Chávez Demonstration Garden was established on the El Centro de la Raza Beacon Hill property on the west side of the historic building … Read more
  • Food Bank
    At El Centro de la Raza, we meet our community where the community needs us. Food insecurity is on the rise, especially for our elderly … Read more
  • Health Equity Navigation
    This program aims to strengthen access to health services for low-income immigrants, refugees, and limited English-speaking families across the Puget Sound area. As a partner … Read more
  • Healthier Here Care Connect Navigator
    This program is to help connect with members of our community who have tested positive with Covid-19 and provide essential items which are crucial for … Read more
  • Senior Hub
    Addresses emotional, physical, social, intellectual needs through nutrition and health education, nutritious daily congregate meals, a weekly grocery bag from our food bank, guest speakers, … Read more
  • Youth Cannabis and Tobacco Prevention
    The Youth Cannabis and Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program’s mission is to prevent initiation and reduce cannabis and commercial tobacco use by youth, ages 12-20, support … Read more

“Your food bank is better than other food banks, because El Centro gives out items that we like.”

– Food Bank Participant