We operate on the premise that nutritional excellence is a right we are born to, not a privilege we earn.

OSL serves three nutritionally dense meals a day, seven days a week, to the hungry living in the Seattle area. OSL has emerged from being a small grassroots effort to become one of Seattle’s foremost leaders in nutritional quality for compromised populations. We are critical to Seattle’s emergency food system. Serving with an organic and local ethic, OSL is unique in its service area. We are the only staffed meal provider serving an outside population. Our service is consistent in all ways. We are always on time, our meals are always excellent, and our staff and volunteers are always respectful and caring. Providing meals to shelters and other organizations has created significant collaborations. Our work is vital to many Seattle area human service providers and is a pivotal link in the emergency food system through our collaborations and relationships with human service providers, volunteers, donors, suppliers, and the communities we serve. We accomplish a great amount of work on a lean-to-the-bone ethic,  working diligently to be frugal and ethical in our fiscal management.

A fundamental premise of our organization is that we are all on this journey together. We hire from our client base providing an equitable wage and generous benefits, designed to combat poverty level wages. We encourage positive life changes and forward motion. We empower, forgive and continue to be a force that is ONLY SERVING LOVE. We embrace service leadership. We understand that being human is not an easy assignment.

Our ultimate goal is that homelessness, hunger, poverty, and discrimination cease to exist and that every person is able to find their worth and contribute positively to our neighborhood, the world.

We invite you to join us.

Only Serving Love

Feeding the Hungry
Saving Lives
Since 1989


We are a non profit on a mission to bring food that is nutritional and safe to all those who struggle with hunger in our community. We do this through the creation and delivery of nutritionally dense no-cost meals and by being instrumental in advocating for and supporting an equitable food system for all.

OSL is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization