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