In 2017, some neighbors in the Rainier Avenue corridor decided take action to make a difference in people’s lives. The Rainier Popup Kitchen was born. Originally, we served a weekly meal to two homeless camps at the Rainier Avenue/1-90 cloverleaf, right under the I-90 overpass.

Today, our location has moved north one block due to light rail construction. Both of the original camps are now gone thanks to fences that cost taxpayers almost a half a million dollars. Funny thing was, the homeless people didn’t disappear. And the need is greater now than it was when we started.

Read our origin story that began with a post on Nextdoor.

We’d love to have you join us any Sunday (except Seafair weekend) at 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Pioneer Counseling/Peter’s Place, 901 Rainier Ave South. You can sign up to bring something on SignupGenius. We also have a Facebook page where you can get in touch with us.

We are not affiliated with any organization.

Here’s a great video about us.

More photos in our gallery.